Cholecystolithiasis: gallstones

"The gallbladder is located in the abdomen, on the right side, underneath the liver. The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver, and delivers it to the first part of the small intestine (duodenum), where it aids in the digestion of fat The cystic and common bile ducts connect the gallbladder to the duodenum-bile passes through these ducts from the gallbladder to the duodenum"

"Bile is released from the gallbladder into the small intestine in response to food. The pancreatic duct joins the common bile duct at the small intestine adding enzymes to aid in digestion."

Gallbladder
After 'flu-like' symptoms ... Gallstones are one of the first things to show up with too much exposure to 2-butoxyethanol.  I would suspect it is something autoimmune going on, but I don't know:  part of the autoimmune metabolic issues that become pervasive? ... such as diabetes, leukodystrophies, Autism, obesity

If other era vets had as much exposure to it as gulf war vets, they would have as high an incidence.  Later on you see kidney stones  ... it is from a metabolic imbalance of the thyroid, for this group, most likely.

DIVIDE and Conquer! 

Chemical companies who have this chemical 'hiding out'   as is allowed by governmental - EPA guidelines ... is a pretty good thing they have going on.  Make each group think there is something unique about their service ... & have them focusing on other causes instead of 2-butoxyethanol (that's been out there widespread since the 1930s) ...Oh, let's blame dioxin, a virus, asbestos ... something else is always getting the blame for 2-butoxyethanol poisoning

Some serious exposure ... D-Day & WWII....

D-Day ... June 6, 1944 was there 'fall out' to future generations?

We need to start thinking outside the box!

Does it surprise us that the WWII nations are looking for a familial or genetic cause of pancreatic cancers?  Are we concerned that our scientists are coming up empty-handed with the hundreds of autoimmune 'syndromes' out there ... a near epidemic of diabetes, NHL, obesity ... brain tumors, too? Idiopathic they say.  "We don't know"   Most especially autoimmune metabolic issues like the leukodystrophies, Autism, diabetes, and infertility issues such as spontaneous infertility and miscarriages.

Our doctors and medical researchers are good at determining to the n-th degree what is happening, but not what causes it OR what to do about it.

Look at the History Channel documentary on D-Day and all the other bombings in Europe and the Pacific in the 1940s, and it would be hard to imagine how the bomb fumes, which include 2-butoxyethanol type chemicals ... (for rocket propellants, etc) ... how they would be an exposure to these soldiers. Vapors in one's eyes - that is a serious exposure to this chemical. Others can even be exposed second hand with this solvent

We didn't have the buzz words of CFIDS, PTSD, etc back then.  But we should re-examine the health of these & what has happened to their children and grandchildren. Not from genetic disorders per se, but from multiple generations of chemically poisoned people ... by a chemical that causes genetic damage.  2-butoxyethanol is a teratogen.  It should not be overlooked, as it is in widespread use.  A serious exposure looks like the flu.  But a virus gets the blame

Yes, we have a pandemic looming on the horizon, but it's not the birds that are going to give it to us.  We are poisoning our own with no end in sight.

The 'gulf war syndrome' vets were exposed to 2-butoxyethanol and so were the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers ... AND many people in Valdez, Alaska who came in contact with them in 1989.  We also are seeing more CFIDS, cancers, birth defects, brain tumors, diabetes, infertility.  A study of this group might show us what 2-butoxyethanol does to humans.  SIDS?  Maybe baby's organs are shutting down.

2-butoxyethanol is a harmful chemical.  It has been harming people since before WWII ... and going unnoticed:  a 'fall out' of war and an unnecessary exposure to our families in many products.

There are even prominent people who seem to be affected:  is the pattern of this chemical's harm showed up in Pres FDR?  the Pope?  Hitler?  I think so ... & for many others, too

For help, consider glyconutrients

Margaret Diann

And some comments  on a man's 1987 gallstones & following health issues

US Navy 1985-1988 & same symptoms ... what about JP-5 ?

I've been in touch with Dr. Steele & she has some interest in 2-butoxyethanol & in glyconutrients for help.  I don't think she realizes, though, that this (after oil) is the only chemical exposure that both gulf war vets and Exxon Valdez oil spill workers have in common.  Maybe you should study the EVOS workers, too?  Too much exposure 'looks like' the FLU 

Some thoughts I shared  yesterday with some of our helps institutions

We should assess the collateral health damage  BEFORE going to WAR ... ever

And it should be found to have harmed the WWII vets, too - Some of our Actor Heroes   AND   AND   AND 

5-3-06