with CFS noticed that I shared about 2-butoxyethanol a lot & that
I learned about it from the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup.
They asked, “Were you actually at the
"No, not I," however .... I developed an interest in field
starting when an 18 year old family member worked as a 'bioremediation
worker' on the Exxon
Valdez oil spill became ill. He took a job there to earn
money to go to college. I found other spill workers that were sick. I
developed a feeling that the illnesses were caused by the chemicals
used to clean the oil. The only chemical mentioned then was
(ethylene glycol monobutyl ether)
My study started in earnest June, 2002 after he had been diagnosed
with a low red blood cell anemia, but the doctor was stumped as to the
cause: he had a colonoscopy to check for internal bleeding. They did a
bone marrow test; a lymph node biopsy as his lymph nodes were swollen
throughout his body. Nothing was seeming to be the cause.
As you look at the symptoms of the oil clean up workers; you
discovered that they were similar
to 'Gulf War Syndrome.' You asked yourself the question
could there be an active chemical in the oil cleanup chemicals that
was also used in the Gulf War? I explored how each oil spill was
cleaned up in 1989 vs 1991. Actually, the symptoms and definitions for
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction
Syndrome are also
I felt that should be studied by professional staff but I was largely
ignored. I also began to develop questions about the safety of ordinary
household cleaners, since Exxon said Inipol
EAP 22 had the same chemical as in these.
I am just an ordinary person in a remote area of Alaska whose relative
got sick and I am asking the question why? I have done no scientific
research of my own, but have looked at studies done by others. I pass
on what I have found as a service to others. It is up to them whether
they reach the same conclusions I did. I am not trying to sell
anything. It is as simple as that.
I hope that others will not be harmed by this chemical, as many of the
tests just to see what is wrong, (when doctors don't know) can be
painful, expensive, and many times unnecessary (?)
Now how can you tell if you ARE harmed by this 2-butoxethanol? Well,
there are a lot of odd add on symptoms, however, I theorize that the
blood will all look alike. Do you have acquired
autoimmune hemolytic anemia? That should start right away &
last, regardless of the symptoms piled on top of it. That's my theory
... and it is provable. Track the retic
rate and red blood counts over time. Are your red blood
cells immature? Have you had trace blood
in urine? These should be the 'clues' This is the
fatigue that shows up differently than doctors expect. (Not
in hemoglobin or hematocrit until a LONG time later) Too many immature
red blood cells and other tests are off, like liver, for example.
there be a study of the Exxon Valdez oil spill workers ...
asks a worker?
If you haven't guessed it by now, I do web pages for a hobby.
There's a surprise under the photo
I post in other forums as either
Dear Maggie, or "mother margaret'
by the Piano Dude - OK
to put on my website says arranger, Michael Simmons He also did
an EVOS web movie
& other music ... such as on this webpage
Another little tune: Stairway