C6H14O2/CH3(CH2)2CH2OCH2CH2OH 

Eyes Burning?  Diarrhea?  Flu-like symptoms? FATIGUE!

Dear Doctor:

The central issue of the chemical exposure I've looked into is,

"Why does research say it causes hemolytic anemia,

yet it is not found by the doctors of those with exposure?"

2-butoxyethanol causes an autoimmune immune system, first I believe towards the hypothalamus,

then against the red blood cells ... and on and on (diabetes, leukemias, brain tumors, ALS, soft tissue sarcomas ... headaches ... all types and all locations)  Research says it targets the liver and kidneys, all glands and organs and body systems are likely at risk as well

*

Those with CFIDS are told by their doctors that there is nothing wrong with them, that they are faking the fatigue, the dizziness, etc.

I'm wondering whether there may be oxygen there (hemoglobin) but it can't be utilized by the body ...

There may be iron there or Vit B or many things, but can not be utilized by the body?

With your heart to help and your medical background, maybe you could help out the military (they have this chemical exposure in common)

Can you help us all? helpusall

We're Looking for the Clues  

  

These are Solvents the Gulf War Troops 1990-1991 were exposed to No doubt about it!

Why check 2-butoxyethanol?

 

  ... cause of harm to Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers?

 

and to Gulf War Vets, too? 

 

  Why so?

  How would I know if chemicals have affected me at all?  chart-vets  Chart-others

  Is there one chemical, that with too much exposure, can do all of this?

  • Chronic Fatigue from red cell blood damage  *
  • Signs and symptoms involving skin (including skin rashes and unusual hair loss)
  • Headache *  *
  • Muscle pain
  • Neurological signs or symptoms  *  *

  • (Nervous system disorders which could manifest themselves in numbness in one's arm, for instance)

  • Neuropsychological signs or symptoms (including memory loss)
  • Signs or symptoms involving upper or lower respiratory system
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Gastrointestinal signs or symptoms (including recurrent diarrhea and constipation)
  • Cardiovascular signs or symptoms
  • Weakened immune system
  • Endocrine disruption (glands don't work right - pancreas - reproductive)
  • Bones don't heal; teeth rot
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Sterility
  • Children born with birth defects

How would you feel, if you were affected? Tired and grouchy and

Any of these symptoms of hemolytic anemia  * acute exposure
Chills 
Fatigue 
Pale color 
Shortness of breath 
Rapid heart rate 
Yellow skin color (jaundice
Dark urine (indicative of blood in urine - never dismiss this! Stop exposure immediately!)
Enlarged spleen

VERY HIGH White Blood Cell Counts *  11/07 add on

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 
  • from Hemat = blood and 
  • uria = of urine 
·         Hematuria simply means blood in the urine

 

Difficulty concentrating
Short term memory loss
Very irritable ‘fly off the handle all the time over nothing’
Difficulty sleeping
Suicidal Tendencies

Mimics True Psychiatric Disorder

Central Nervous System DEPRESSION


Loss of taste 
Headaches and Stupor. 
Causes skin irritation. 
Causes severe eye irritation - damage to tissue possible 
Irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract
CHRONIC EFFECTS - TARGET ORGANS
  • Sense Organs & Special Senses (OTHER OLFACTION EFFECTS)
  • Sense Organs & Special Senses  (OTHER EYE EFFECTS)
  • Behavioral   (GENERAL ANESTHETIC)
  • Behavioral   (ALTERED SLEEP TIME)
  • Behavioral   (SOMNOLENCE)
  • Behavioral   (EXCITEMENT)
  • Behavioral   (ATAXIA)
  • Behavioral   (COMA)
  • Behavioral   (ANALGESIA) LUNGS, THORAX OR RESPIRATION (DYSPNAE)
  • LUNGS, THORAX OR RESPIRATION (OTHER CHANGES)
  • Gastrointestinal  (NAUSEA OR VOMITING)
  • Gastrointestinal  (OTHER CHANGES)
  • LIVER (TUMORS)
  • KIDNEY, URETER, BLADDER (HEMATURIA)
  • KIDNEY, URETER, BLADDER (OTHER CHANGES)
  • Endocrine (Tumors)
  • Skin and Appendages (Hair) 
  • Maternal Effects  (UTERUS, CERVIX, VAGINA)
  • Maternal Effects  (OTHER EFFECTS ON FEMALE)
  • Effects on Fertility (PRE-IMPLANTATION MORTALITY)
  • Effects on Fertility (POST-IMPLANTATION MORTALITY)
  • Effects on Fertility (LITTER SIZE)
  • Specific Developmental Abnormalities (MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM)
  • Specific Developmental Abnormalities  (CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM)    *
  • Nutritional and Gross Metabolic (WEIGHT LOSS OR DECREASED WEIGHT GAIN)
  • Nutritional and Gross Metabolic (CHANGES IN: METABOLIC ACIDOSIS)
  • Tumorigenic  (CARCINOGENIC BY RTECS CRITERIA)
  • Tumorigenic (EQUIVOCAL TUMORIGENIC AGENT BY RTECS CRITERIA)  Source and more

Would this include Brain Tumors?    * (I think so ... look for an autoimmune aspect to all of these)  *

My Friend, Helen of IL and her friend, Thelma

Repost 3-7-07

re/barabara2butoxyethanol.htm

NJ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet  2-BUTOXY ETHANOL pdf   4 pages 1989 (Not working)

NJ Hazardous Chemical Fact sheet on 2-butoxyethanol   pdf 6 pages 2001

 

US Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska has spearheaded cancer research in Congress *

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