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Now we need the help of experts in hematology
When the 'Bioremediation' workers were having their blood drawn, 1989,
"They drew my blood a second time,
but this time with thick-tubed needles
so as not to destroy whatever it is they were looking for."
Well, they had to be looking for hemolytic anemia
At onset, were they looking for adult red blood cells that were ragged and beat-up? and to be sure that it was not the blood draw causing any of it,
they used 'thick-tubed' needles.
Doctors today are at a disadvantage.
Their patients have multiple and varied symptoms
- those who are exposed to too much 2-butoxyethanol-
and doctors are not trained to recognize nor test for effects of chemical poisoning.
Their patients don't even know they have been chemically poisoned...
not just the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill cleanup workers,
but workers from various other jobs.
Even Gulf War Syndrome Vets?
A college pharmacist who teaches physiology to pre-medical students suggests that if the bone morrow is still functioning well... it would have to be constantly 'cranking' out new blood cells if the existing blood cells aren't lasting for the normal life span (3-4 months)
Ask the lab technician to also check the reticulocyte count.
Is it high?
Are there more than the normal amount of juvenile, immature red blood cells?
Is that all these patients would have?
... only baby red blood cells?
Can the bone marrow 'give up?'
by being overworked?
Men - check your blood - Women - check your blood
Get a good check up - Don't delay!
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill cleanup - Photo Story
workers are now having 'fainting' or blacking out
periods where they loose consciousness. One was thoroughly checked
7-8-03. CBC and MCV - which were mostly normal, except for
4.32 RBC (identified as low for a male) and one Lymphocyte reading of
18.9, which 2 days later was 27.3 He had recently lost 30
pounds; also blood in
stool in recent past; was found to have 3 of the 4 chambers of the heart enlarged.
Didn't see the iron count nor any comments from the lab
tech. Did not see a reticulocyte count.
The patient did not mention to his doctors that he had come into contact
with any chemicals - though he had shared to others that he spilled 'Corexit'
on his hands/feet during his employment on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
cleanup - Dayville Road dump site.
What this worker noticed July/AUG, 2003 *
More info from UK on Normal Blood & Bone Marrow - info on rare PNH disease
June 18, 2003