2-butoxyethanol in dispersant will react with aluminum salts in ocean?   *


 “Out in the Oil with Captain Dave” by Elizabeth Grossman
A Gulf cleanup worker explains how hard it is for skimmers to make a dent in the oil problem and why some workers are concerned about their health.

The following comment was made:  

The most important protective equipment for most workers is air-tight eye goggles. For the population centers, too. When the wind blows in your direction the chemical can get into your eyes, too! When I realized in 2001 that someone in my family was health damaged in 1989 by working on the beach cleanup with Inipol / only 10% 2-butoxyethanol, I went on a quest to learn what this chemical was. (Corexit used in gulf is 30% - 60% strong of 2-butoxyethanol. STOP using Corexit!) I recognize the signs, and you are describing them. It is the most commonly used glycol ether, but that doesn't make it safe. It causes a body to go autoimmune and back in those days, Exxon c/o VECO required a check for blood in urine (from the autoimmune hemolytic anemia this glycol ether causes) Eventually when more symptoms pile on you get the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome or one of the 'military syndromes.' Biggest misconception in health today is that flu symptoms are caused by a virus. NO! They are caused from glycol ether poisoning. I think gamma globulin would help sick workers; and I think new EPA policies would help our Nation.  July 10, 2010

Inipol EPA 22 is no longer manufactured / But someone could www.valdezlink.com/inipol

"Since there are the serious health consequences for use of inipol EAP 22   with 2-butoxyethanol per its MSDS per gear provided* ... what a frightening situation...when you're young you think you can trust your employer and the money looks good not to mention you never think anything bad is going to happen to you"
Per CNN's America Morning on 7-12-2010 Amber Lyon reported on Oil Spill's impact underwater in the gulf.  To date they say 210 million (or was it 1.5 million) gallons of dispersant have been put into the Gulf of Mexico. website:  contact:  ABC GOOD MORNING AMERICA <netaudr@abc.com>

Someone should look into the harm of the 2-butoxyethanol component of Corexit.

Epidemiologists should see an increase in fatigue (blood in urine, etc) and an increase in autoimmune issues, cancers, birth defects, vision loss, memory loss, CFIDS, CFS, FM.  Exposure to this glycol ether 'looks like' the flu.

New BP Data Show 20% of Gulf Spill Responders

Exposed to Chemical That Sickened Valdez Workers   *

The harm of glycol ether must have begun back when people started exploding things at each other; but it has become increasingly severe for most of this past century.  Even our Presidents' doctors should consider the harm of glycol ether.  When President FDR died April, 1945 it was more probably the advanced anemia of CFIDS &/or organs shutting down, NOT a cerebral hemorrhage.  Two years later when Henry Ford died, the same diagnosis and the same 'more probable cause.'

Pres FDR *

died 4-12-1945:  Pres FDR didn't have polio, either.  He had GBS, an autoimmune issue that causes paralysis.

Summary of similar info

'Military syndromes?'  * 


  • US President #34: Dwight D. Eisenhower  1953 - 1961  (Suspect autoimmune issue)  He died, after a long illness, on March 28, 1969. What did President Eisenhower's doctors call 'the runs?' (what we call diarrhea)

an immediate explosive evacuation of the intestines for no apparent reason. 

What else did he have?  Crohn’s disease  *  Heart issues  *

I recognize this type of 'exposure' sign in me too; 

Body is maxed out on this chemical & complains before others would!

Audrey Hepburn is an example of health decline from explosive chemicals in her teens

& 4 months before she died *

    Flu - NOT Virus        

2-butoxyethanol overexposure LOOKS LIKE the FLU


There were 1000 young men on the 'bioremediation' experiment; there were US Coast Guard who monitored; there were US Navy personnel who transported workers to and from beach cleanup jobs.  What has happened to these?

The Health of Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers was never studied


The anemia of benzene in oil is different from the anemia glycol ether in dispersant/ & home cleaning products would cause:  http://www.valdezlink.com/re/aplastic.htm

Treatments of gamma globulin seem to help autoimmune issues  Help!  AND ...

What BP has done using Corexit in the gulf is inexcusable. They are a 51% owner of ALYESKA * of which Exxon is a minor player. They had to know that blood in urine was the clue for start up harm of 2-butoxyethanol. Has it been mentioned yet?

Exposure to Glycol Ethers and Subsequent Anemia  *

"Thank you for your comments about exposure to glycol ethers and subsequent anemia. The scientific literature seems to support your concerns. Thanks for contacting the National Institute of Environmental Health Science"

It is important for doctors to LOOK at the red blood cells. When multiple autoimmune issues start up and when red blood cells are not 'normal' the numbers in blood tests don't mean what doctors think they would.  You are dealing with the AUTOIMMUNE metabolic syndrome type of issues.  One EVOS worker shared with me last month that she had 2 golf ball sized calcium deposits removed from her heart.  Previously her joints had been 'falling apart' and she has serious FATIGUE not yet pinpointed.

2-butoxyethanol has been tested by EPA for endocrine disruption  *  *  

Often, you hear, "2-butoyethanol in dispersants is no more harmful than that of home cleaning products."  That issue needs to be addressed, too

Why do we poison our people?

   a primary cause of autoimmune issues  *



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