I didn't realize that this Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether wasa pesticide (per an odd EPA definition) ... and so widespread in use (until I started checking into it.) Military.com has given a 'forum' to express my 'findings' It will be those who have been harmed & their doctors ... who have the proof. I am in high hope that this chemical will be found out and someday banned by Congress. The EPA is impotent to help us.
Even our sweet babies and our pets are at risk. This chemical should be banned.
Summary of this thread - first 3 posts: Why I think 2-butoxyethanol exposures & resultant CFIDS should be on the list of presumptive disability compensation
I have a totally different perspective since I started to recognize this chemical's harm:
1- The flu is a chemical exposure, primarily. Just because a virus or bacteria is found, does not mean it is the cause of what ails you.
2- Diabetes and abnormal blood pressure, body temp - are side effects of autoimmune hypothalamus. There is nothing wrong with the genes in some families; we have multiple generations of chemically poisoned people.
3- Prominent people like Pres FDR have the signs of this chemical's pattern. I suspect VP Cheney is not far from 'collapsing' and they know his heart is OK. "shortness of breath" I wish I knew more about when former US Attorney General, John Ashcroft, came down with 'flu symptoms' I do suspect that would have been the start of what resulted in gall bladder pancreatitis.
4- We need to pay more attention to those with CFIDS, CFS, FM, ME. The fatigue doctors are looking for must be Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia or Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia. Checklist of 'the pattern' with emphasis on the signs of AIHA
By the time other things pile on top, people forget to mention how tired they are. And they are exasperated to continually hear nothing shows up in their medical tests. When the chills and shortness of breath start up, they are at a serious, advance stage of THIS fatigue.
Suspect Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether for Cancers, too *
The CDC and our doctors do not realize the harm of glycol ether ...
nor that giving these kind of 'OKed' medications harm those who are chemically poisoned even more