This chemical won't do just one thing - If you only have one health issue, and/or your parent doesn't have 'the odd assortment of CFIDS symptoms,' don't suspect 2-butoxyethanol poisoning.
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____ Fragility of RBC membranes?
___ Hormonal imbalances (high or low) Blood sugar high or low
___ Change in body temperature (high or low)
___ Blood pressure abnormalities (high or low)
'Part of what 2-butoxyethanol does'
Check kidneys as they send a hormone to bone marrow to make red blood cells and kidneys help make strong bones, too
____ Low platelets - ITP Can be another autoimmune issue
after RBC autoimmune issue/s
____ Iron You need iron to make red blood cells
Caused by exposure to EGBE ... even before one's birth
Sort of a civilian 'gulf war syndrome'
aka CFIDS, CFS, FM, ME
Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup workers and those they were around, would be able to 'prove' that this chemical IS the cause of 'gulf war syndrome' Soldiers also had exposure to 2-butoxyethanol and 2-2-butoxyethanol also known as ethylene glycol monobutyl ether
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In severe cases of immune mediated hemolytic anemia, the immune destruction of red cells is so blatant that the red cells clump together (because their antibody coatings stick together) when a drop of blood is placed on a microscope slide. Imagine a drop of blood forming not a red spot but a yellow spot with a small red clump inside it. This finding is especially for boding.
Classically, in IMHA the stimulation of the bone marrow is so strong that even the white blood cells lines (which have very little to do with this disease but which also are born and incubate in the bone marrow along side the red blood cells) are stimulated. This leads to white blood cell counts that are spectacularly high.
MORE TESTS NEEDED
COOMB'S TEST (ALSO CALLED A "DIRECT ANTIBODY TEST")
This is a test designed to identify antibodies coating red blood cell surfaces. This test is the current state of the art for the diagnosis of IMHA but, unfortunately, it is not as helpful as it might seem. It can be erroneously positive in the presence of inflammation or infectious disease (which might lead to harmless attachment of antibody to red cell surfaces) or in the event of prior blood transfusion (ultimately transfused red cells are removed from the immune system). The Coomb's test can be erroneously negative for a number of reasons as well. If the clinical picture fits with IMHA, often the Coomb's test is skipped.
Margaret Diann, Box 233, Valdez, AK 99686
Janitorial Studies on EGBE & its complex form
not just a virus or cold? *
recognize the harm of EGBE ... *
Suspect Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether for Cancers, too *
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