stumbled onto the FATIGUE - Headaches of CFIDS
I didn't realize when I started my study
on 2-butoxyethanol over 3 years ago ... that
that's what I'd find, but I do believe I have made a major medical
discovery ... and I'm neither a medical person nor a researcher.
I believe 2-butoxyethanol overexposure is the primary cause of Chronic
Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, and that doctors don't find the
fatigue because the red blood cell counts appear to be in normal range
for many years; and they don't know that blood in urine is significant
for ethylene glycol monobutyl ether's harm ... to
prove this chemical's harm you have to prove THE FATIGUE that
doctors say they don't know what it is.
So, red blood cells that are small-sized and blood in urine are 2 red
flags for this chemical's effects. AND the
other clues, such as the odd assortment of CFS symptoms.
It has a very strong 2nd hand exposure. I believe that if you were
around someone who was strongly exposed ... that you could get exposed
by getting their 'breath' in your eyes. Vapors in eyes
is not realized to be an exposure.
Gulf war vets have said, "Why is it
that our spouses ... & children born before we were deployed to
the gulf in 90-91 ... also come down with 'the syndrome' upon our
return?" I believe it is 2nd hand solvent exposure. The
chemicals I'm talking about are on the list of solvents and pesticides
the gulf war troops were exposed to .
It is both.
I would have never looked into it in the first place,
had someone in my family not worked on the Exxon Valdez oil spill
cleanup & was harmed by it. The only chemical of harm listed on
the new product was 2-butoxyethanol. So, unlike many who are harmed by
this chemical, we knew what harmed him.
This chemical's pattern (which I
do recognize) also gives me
another viewpoint on diabetes .
Health changes since 1989 for the Citizens of Valdez may relate more
to the presence of 2-butoxyethanol in the area than one might realize.