any Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers or ‘Gulf War
They & those with CFIDS &
others will notice an all the time fatigue; you
will notice a very grouchy personality change.
Some helps in diagnosis of unexplainable fatigue (red blood
as the fatigue from exposure to 2-butoxyethanol
Is there BLOOD in your urine? From a lot
in the beginning to just a TRACE now? You should feel
the fatigue hit 4 months after exposure. (Red
blood cell life is supposed to be 120 days?) A key to
identifying 2-butoxyethanol poisoning is also to know if your
red blood cells are immature? How '''old' are your red
Do you have too many immature red
you have both of these, ask to be tested for autoimmune
hemolytic anemia. Harm
from 2-butoxyethanol shows up in the damage to red blood cells
and it underlies all other ailments which are myriad. It
is a mystery why the regular blood work doesn't show this up
is happening with the red blood cells?
size are they?
is the ‘Retic’ ratio? Elevated
in the beginning;
not making enough red blood cells as time goes on.
storage and utilization?
Cell count (part
of routine blood test)
your patient explain his/her own symptoms to you.
Ask about headaches
Ask about the ‘loosing temper quickly’
Ask about the fatigue - how he used to be able to work, vs now
Remember a time when urine turned dark or even
black _____; Then flu-like symptoms ___ and HORRIBLE FATIGUE?
Ask about vision (can become ‘legally blind’) Holes
in eye tissue?
(DO NOT MIST) The
worst exposure to this chemical –
a time when your eyes burned like hot pokers were in them
about Rapid heart rate, and the size of heart chambers - any
Ask about rapid weight loss (check liver?)
Ask about blood in urine in recent years –
you had times when you feel like you need to urinate, but
nothing happens?' (check kidney/adrenals?) Do you have back pain
in area of kidneys?
about skin damage ___
sinus or lung problems?
sleeping at night?
difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss?
temperature that is high or low for no reason?
____ , Collapsing
if there have been any irregularities with any of the endocrine
Pituitary ___, Hypothalamus ___, Growth Irregularities ____,
Pancreas: Insulin ___, Blood sugar ___, Digestive Juices
Pressure: High ___,
Low ___ . Adrenal Glands: ____, Hormones off ____
system out of whack, ‘Catch everything that is
going around & you stay ill longer? ____ Gall Bladder
Affected _____, Any reproductive harm? ____ damage to testes –
burning semen ____
swollen, ulcerated organs:
___ Other ____
your bones hurt? ____
Any of these symptoms
of hemolytic anemia *
Shortness of breath
Rapid heart rate
Yellow skin color (jaundice)
Dark urine (indicative of blood in urine - never dismiss this!
Stop exposure immediately!)
too many immature red blood cells, other
tests may be off
This chemical also causes: Narcosis
Damage to the kidney
Damage to the liver
Present an abnormal blood picture showing: Erythropenia
Present an abnormal blood picture showing: Reticulocytosis
Present an abnormal blood picture showing: Granulocytosis
Present an abnormal blood picture showing: Leukocytosis
Likely to Cause Fragility of Erythrocytes
Likely to Cause Hematuria
Hemat = blood and
= of urine
simply means blood in the urine
Central Nervous System (CNS) DEPRESSION *
Short term memory
‘fly off the handle all the time over nothing’
Loss of taste
Causes skin irritation.
Causes severe eye irritation - damage to tissue possible
Irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract
EFFECTS - TARGET ORGANS
Organs & Special Senses (OTHER OLFACTION EFFECTS)
Organs & Special Senses (OTHER EYE EFFECTS)
(ALTERED SLEEP TIME)
(ANALGESIA) LUNGS, THORAX OR RESPIRATION (DYSPNAE)
THORAX OR RESPIRATION (OTHER CHANGES)
(NAUSEA OR VOMITING)
and Appendages (Hair)
Effects (UTERUS, CERVIX, VAGINA)
Effects (OTHER EFFECTS ON FEMALE)
on Fertility (PRE-IMPLANTATION MORTALITY)
on Fertility (POST-IMPLANTATION MORTALITY)
on Fertility (LITTER SIZE)
Developmental Abnormalities (MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM)
Developmental Abnormalities (CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM)
and Gross Metabolic (WEIGHT LOSS OR DECREASED WEIGHT GAIN)
and Gross Metabolic (CHANGES IN: METABOLIC ACIDOSIS)
(CARCINOGENIC BY RTECS CRITERIA)
(EQUIVOCAL TUMORIGENIC AGENT BY RTECS CRITERIA)
am so hopeful that doctors who understand these things will
help you and the
many others even in the general population who are
harmed by this chemical. It is in many, many products and the
public is not suspecting the serious harm it can cause.
is the chemical of harm for the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup
workers; also a
chemical that Gulf War Troops were exposed to.
by weight in Inipol
EAP 22 - the
'bioremediation' compound of Exxon's Experiment
in Corexit at 38% NOT SAFE