2-butoxyethanol (CAS 111-76-2)
does the following:
Irritating to eyes, skin, nose, throat; Cough, nausea, drowsiness, headache, redness of eyes, eye pain, blurred vision, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, CNS depression, hemolysis, hemoglobinuria.
Affects EYES, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, hematopoietic system, blood, kidneys, liver, lymphoid system.
Irritates the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Can depress the central nervous system and cause liver and kidney damage.
Exposure may result in blood disorders... especially acute autoimmune hemolytic anemia (Look for blood in urine and)
Special Warnings: Prevent generation of mists!
1-13-09 e-mail: My cat was poisoned by
professional carpet cleaning
reminds me of
these two cats (maybe a
web page you found?)
|I just think this chemical
chemical should be blamed for something it does
There would be enough medical info in Jett's records to suspect this chemical or not. What was his body temperature? Any abnormal blood sugar or blood pressure? Any blood in urine or high white blood cell counts?
There were 3 soldiers who died in 2005 after flu symptoms and I think the family and their doctors should know to suspect this chemical. Exposure 'looks like' the flu.
For those who live 10 years or so longer, you will see seizures start up ... from the anemia: lack of oxygen.
And there would be other signs like personality change to extremely irritated ... to short term memory loss ... headaches
Post #21: "I think we need to try to find out (if the chemical such as is found in carpet cleaning products eventually lead to death of Jett Travolta), because if what I suspect is right, many more people of all ages will continue to be harmed by the harmful component in carpet cleaning and in MANY other sources.
Someone someday will start a lawsuit for 'negligent failure to warn' and Congress will ban this organic solvent, pesticide, teratogen, neurotoxin, poison.
In all the carpet cleaners that fully disclose the chemical components, I have been able to find this chemical. Since we clean rentals a lot, my husband asked me to check what was in Bissell carpet cleaning product. I looked, and looked, and I could not find it. But there was a comment about some ingredients not being disclosed as they were proprietary. No poison should be listed as 'proprietary"
Spot Shot carpet cleaner brags about 50% being 2-butoxyethanol. And these pet owners have a sad story to tell.
Personally, I strongly suspect this chemical is THE cause of 'gulf war syndrome' and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill cleanup workers have the proof. Very few choices of what harmed them, unlike the vets ... and this is a chemical exposure in common. I think the civilian name for 'gulf war syndrome' is CFIDS, CFS, FM, or ME.
For bioremediation workers, Exxon/VECO was looking for blood in urine (to their credit); however, I suspect they realize many were very much harmed, and that is something that has been swept under the rug for 20 years.
The real reason the USA can not find the cause of 'gulf war syndrome' *
prior thought in this thread;
Regarding the boy with red eyes and very high white blood cell counts ... and a diagnosis of Kawasaki Syndrome. I suspect he was close to dying also. I would suspect he had blood in urine. And that the cause of death in these cases (such as for the 3 soldiers who died after 'flu' symptoms in 2005) ... is the immune system attacking a person, and most strongly in prematurely destroying the red blood cells.
I'm so glad your doctors found help for your son. Maybe they have the secret to stopping a body from going autoimmune (?)
I have no medical background, but I have been looking into the harm of 2-butoxyethanol quite seriously for 7 years ... since I learned that this was the chemical component in Inipol EAP 22 that 1,000 'bioremediation workers were exposed to in 1989 (Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup)
The red eyes would be because the eyes are a primary route of exposure to this chemical. (Vapors getting into one's eyes). What exactly was different then than before then? That will tell you what the source of this chemical exposure was for your son.
I used this rug cleaner a few months ago. As A
owner of a Persian cat, a day or so after using this product he
became lethargic was vomiting blood and bloody stools. I called the
Spot Shot phone number on the can and was told that no way their
product caused this illness and it was perfectly safe. My vet bill
was over $700.00 What should I do?
She just shared, "Writing to inform you that on 12-21-05 my Persian cat had to be put to sleep. Kidneys and liver were gone also difficulty breathing his poor little body filled with fluid. Please do not use Spot Shot Rug Cleaner or any other cleaners containing this deadly poison. God Bless all and have a healthy holiday. Owner of the late Persian, 'Gizmo.' My heart is broken, he was only 8 years old." Nancy
You hear about the troops who have
'pneumonia?' I suspect it is too much of 2-butoxyethanol or a
stronger version of it ... plus, possibly, ethylene oxide, which
causes pulmonary edema. Too much exposure to 2-butoxyethanol
could do the same.
Melaleuca Tub 'n Tile must have something not so good in it because
they refuse to give the housewife a copy of an MSDS sheet. (In USA
unless you are an employer with 2 employees it is not the
requirement by law to do so)
What ER doctors need to know
of interest http://www.valdezlink.com/re/abcdotcomblogs.htm#i
Companies do not have to tell individuals what is in a product - Only a company with two or more employees
Melaleuca Tub 'n Tile company will not tell you what is in that product (I suspect BUTYL is there)
A doctor or Veterinarian may get the info
Or if the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is online, search on the internet
January 14, 2009
Help for people and for pets? *