Local Iraq Vet Says He Has 'New' Agent Orange
August 23, 2006
OCALA, Fla. -- Chuck Hubert of Ocala fought in Iraq, and he said he believes he is suffering from the "new" Agent Orange.The government said it used millions of gallons of herbicides -- which was called Agent Orange -- in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 to remove unwanted plant life that provided cover to enemy forces.
Returning veterans reported various health problems after they returned home, which they attributed to Agent Orange, WESH 2 News reported.
Hubert said he and thousands of others who have returned from the Iraq war are battling the effects of inhaling depleted uranium yet no one's listening.
"I just want answers. I mean simple answers," Hubert said.
What happened in the deserts of Iraq caused Hubert to fear for his life on American soil
"I'm only 33 years old. I want to live to see 70," he said.
As a medic aboard Blackhawks in 2003, Hubert was living his dream.
"I was going to be a lifer. I was going to stay in my 20," he said.
Dreams of a continued Army career turned to dust. Hubert was medically discharged, strange symptoms emerged and he was nauseated and dizzy all the time.
"That's when they determined I had Grave's Disease," he said.
"He's an expert supposedly on depleted uranium," his wife, Monica, said.
She has done plenty of research and found so many other families suffering from strange medical symptoms. They believe uranium that rubs off from bullets and even tanks triggers illnesses when it's inhaled.
"If a bullet is coated with depleted uranium it will pierce further. It will hit harder," Monica Hubert said.
The family said it wants to know if Chuck Hubert has the new Agent Orange and they want to know why the government won't test him.
"It could be as simple as trying to hide something," he said.
The Huberts said they hope someone will hear their cry for help.
Hubert works but can only perform certain duties because of his ongoing medical condition. The government pays some disability but he said it's not enough to support a family of five.
this is an age-old issue. Something IS wrong and it shows up
in many situations through the decades. Just take a look at FDR's
exposures in WWI and probably at least 2nd hand in WWII ...
and you see that doctors are stumped.
I suspect being a flight medic would give a lot of second hand exposure to the medic, and may be the cause of one of these solders' deaths last year
NJ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet 2-BUTOXY ETHANOL pdf
Chemical companies successfully lobbied EPA to have no restrictions on EGBE
... as to what industry can emit - as they say it doesn't bioaccumulate. (Dec, 2004)
I objected, of course. I hollered at them 2/13/03, too
There isn't a blood test for it, per Accu-Chem laboratories (when I inquired)... maybe there's something, I don't know. I think you have to look for the pattern of harm, and check blood manually for approaching autoimmune hemolytic anemia. WITH blood in urine for those with direct exposures. (Accu-Chem is a good lab for detecting other chemicals that may be in your system, however) Dr. Rea, a help also
I hope someone can stop the harm of 2-butoxyethanol.
Could the Exxon Valdez oil spill workers? They should look like the 'gulf war syndrome' vet ... like the Vietnam vet ... like the WWII vet ... like the WWI vet.
I think glyconutrients would help & wear air tight goggles anytime you feel your eyes burning and hurting.
I believe it can even affect babies
Famous Actor Heroes of WWII ... Did they have a serious
We need to pay more attention to CFS, FM, CFIDS -
STUPIDITY REPEATS *
We are regressing to go back to the BIG tanks of WWI for our military
IF I KNEW No Regrets