Looking for 1989 crew of USS Cleveland & USS Duluth &
they worked with Corexit and may be harmed by 2-butoxyethanol
One Navy man contacted me a couple of months ago and said that he was having trouble with his liver. He didn't understand it because he took care of himself, lived a clean life & shouldn't have such. He said he kept in touch with half a dozen of his ship mates and was going to see how they were doing. (Never bothered to tell them that he felt like crap)
I'm also interested in learning why there is 2/3 of the Navy Seabees that have been surveyed who served in 1990-1991 during the first Gulf War who have the 'gulf war syndrome' I'd like to know what they were doing when the felt their eyes burning like hot pokers were in them, and their urine turned dark and the next day ... horrible fatigue that didn't leave ... AND flu-like symptoms ... but it wasn't the flu. This is one way the body gives when it is complaining about too much of a chemical exposure of some kind Note this info continues with other things that go wrong when exposed to 2-butoxyethanol ... & most likely butyl ethers (The pesticide component ... & also in MTBE)
Headache and sore throat top the list of these. Note here how some Navy described their different headaches.
Think we could get the CDC to do a study on these Navy personnel?
'gulf war syndrome' is still going on ...
that it is going on in the military today ... and everywhere. I think it
is caused by the proliferation of butyl ether chemicals/pesticides and
in particular 2-butoxyethanol (also known as ethylene glycol monobutyl
ether) ... and that it has been for 60 years or more. It was
invented in the 1930s and the chemical companies have made a lot of
money off of the pain and suffering of our populace. But the military
suffers the most. How
much exposure must our troops be getting to have these symptoms?
I shared this morning with a real gulf war syndrome vet - a possible way to diagnose the harm of this chemical. Now that would be the same for CFS and CFIDS which in my opinion is a definition of gulf war syndrome (illness) although it came out in 1988 by CDC Please note that 2-butoxyethanol and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether are 2 chemicals the gulf war troops were exposed to. And Alaska US Senator, Lisa Murkowski, is asking the Dept of Defense from what known sources. When ethylene glycol is listed, it could also be the same, and there are a couple of others that appear to be from the same chemical family.
Now, if we could just get some doctors interested in this; and if the CDC would do some studies on the people groups harmed ...
Such as these NAVY
A tribute to those who have lost life before their time.
'I will always Love YOU'
... and for the children who would have been born ... for the families who would have children to love and to pass on their family name and ideals ... for those children who were born, but with deformities and learning disabilities to overcome... You see, this 2-butoxyethanol is a teratogen and it specifically damages the testes. Studies show that the quantity and quality of sperm has declined consistently at 2% per year for the last 40 years! Pointing the finger in this direction is a theory that makes sense!
This US Coastguardsman of the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup bioremediation experiment is most distressed over the fact that he has zero sperm and he has been unable to father children.
The human suffering is unfathomable. Loss of family; homelessness; irregular thinking (McVeigh was a gulf war vet); the suicides .... Not to mention the Nation's loss of productivity and the EXHORBITANT medical costs and welfare costs, too.
When I see someone in their 50s with need of brain tumor removal surgery, I wonder what their parents did. Children of those so exposed, to the point of getting the CFS or 'gulf war syndrome' symptoms are at higher risk for tumor of the brain and leukemia per the World Health Organization The CDC only came out with statistics on brain tumors in 1977... so ....
Our human resource is our most valuable resource!
Worst exposure to this chemical is getting the fumes/vapors in one's eyes. There is such a thing as second-hand solvent exposure, and you don't even have to be in an intimate situation to get it from someone else.
And what's the worst of all? True patriots, now with gulf war syndrome symptoms of the 1990-1991 era have lost faith in their government, and at least 150,000 have registered with the American Legion
I think the chemical companies who have earned money on this chemical should reimburse the govt for medical costs and should subsidize the families who have lost their wage-earner, their head of household.
So, how did I learn about this chemical in the first place?
Hint: This is the "Joe Hazelwood" mask - One-of-a-kind by carver, Jerry Laktonen
More on this topic, posted 5-12-04, this forum
Charlie: You are certainly on the right track in
pursuing this Gulf War Syndrome. Approxiametly 35% percent of Gulf War I era
vets have applied for service connected disability....over 200,000. The numbers
speak for themselves....these young men and women were exposed to horrible
chemical, biological and probably psychological weaponry and it simply tears at
"We starve look
At one another short of breath
Walking proudly in our winter coats
Wearing smells from Laboratories
Facing a dying Nation
Of Moving paper fantasy
Listening for the new told lies
With Supreme visions of lonely tunes"
"Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine in)" - Hair
BlueHawk So many GIs over so many decades have been hurt by those chemicals... I got some alarmed the other day to learn that in this last go 'round some weapons were rushed into action without as much testing (not that it made any difference to deployers) as would be normal. I don't know what all they were scientifically, but it concerns me.