MS is AUTOIMMUNE - ALD is Similar - 

So Why Isn't it Autoimmune, too?

Could Alzheimer's have similar issues?

Myelin is the layer that forms around nerves. Its purpose is to speed the transmission of impulses along nerve cells.

The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves.

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"Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the nervous system in which communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted. Its effects can range from relatively benign in most cases to somewhat disabling to devastating. The symptoms may mysteriously occur and then disappear. In the worst cases, a person with MS may be unable to write, speak, or walk. Approximately 350,000 Americans have MS."

"During an MS attack, inflammation occurs in areas of the white matter (pale-colored nerve tissue) of the central nervous system in random patches called plaques. This is followed by destruction of myelin, the fatty covering that insulates nerve cell fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Myelin allows for the smooth, high-speed transmission of electrochemical messages between the brain, the spinal cord, and the rest of the body. When myelin is damaged, neurological transmission of messages may be slowed or blocked completely, resulting in diminished or lost function."

MS is accompanied by the following signs and symptoms.

  • Weakness in motor skills and loss of muscle coordination
  • Tingling, numbness, dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain
  • Heat sensitivity
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Memory loss, problem-solving difficulties
  • Mood disturbances
... As the National MS Society describes it, "Without myelin, signals transmitted through the central nervous system are slowed, garbled ... 

Others Affected

Other Nervous System Autoimmune Conditions *

400 gulf war syndrome vets have come down with MS

Such as Scott   ALSO there are many with ALS

More info from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society OR

Lorenzo's Oil was a touching documentary  Lorenzo now ald

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

Could a girl be affected prior to her birth if one or both parents had serious exposure to 2-butoxyethanol?  Or could she be affected by her own exposures throughout her life?

 Then could she have what would cause ALD in her child?

ALD is said to be genetic - on a mom's X chromosome  *

The Myelin Project:  Hope for Multiple Sclerosis, the Leukodystrophies, and other Myelin Disorders 

... but are there some similarities?  I noticed in the film that they had a trial study of immune suppression, which leads me to believe that the immune system was noticed as being 'over active'  I would suspect autoimmune.

When Lorenzo's dad noticed that the Polish rat study, and the camera panned on what he found of interest, there was another word, such as hyper or hypo thyroidism.

These would be a part of what could come in 'the package' of 2-butoxyethanol poisoning.  I also wonder about neuroblastoma such as Alex had.

Is neuroblastoma autoimmune?  Take a urine test in babies for early diagnosis?

or hemangiomas such as happen to babies because they can also be internal:  on spleen, pancreas, liver, spine. Often baby was premature?  and of low birth weight?  Things that are indicative of this chemical's harm, as well.


If 2-butoxyethanol were involved there would be autoimmune hemolytic anemia evidenced by red blood cells that are mostly immature & in the early years, trace blood in urine.  Check 'retic' rate & track it over time.

What about it being an EDC?


Some Thoughts on Cancers

... died of lung cancer?  It's too bad when someone gets lung cancer that cigarette smoking either directly or indirectly is suspected.  Several people in our town have died of 'lung cancer' and I note that they had exposure to 2-butoxyethanol.  One had tumors also in the brain; another had hemorrhaging after having 'beaten' lung cancer; another had 4 types of cancer:  lung, lymph, bone and liver.  All the kinds of thing this chemical would do.

The type of cancer Robert Urich had was a rare cancer of the joints that was known to sometimes spread to the lungs.

Was it Dioxin or the 2-butoxyethanol in jet fuel that cause this harm to the Vietnam Vet?

These theories are that of an ordinary person who looked into the harm of 2-butoxyethanol because someone in her family was harmed by it.

Its harm is unrecognized, but provable, if doctors should take an interest in checking into it.  Check out those with CFS, CFIDS, 'gulf war syndrome'

Since this chemical is a teratogen, could it be this is one way it harms a girl baby & then her subsequent child?

This chemical, I believe, has been harming people since its invention in the 1930s.  - Sssso why did it showed up so much in the first gulf war?

I also have heard of several congenital heart defects from parents who've had exposure.  Robin shared that her daughter was born with a serious heart defect and had had 2 operations already.  When her daughter turns 12 she will need a much more serious operation.  I haven't heard from Robin this past year, and don't know whether she is still alive.  She worked with baby seals in the 1989 Seward Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup effort

What about breast cancer?  Wouldn't surprise me. There are tumors in glands, in the brain ...

Margaret's e-mail

Any help here?  *  or *  A study? *

Or is it just a doom 'n gloom story?  2-17-05

Consider the Middle Ages and the "bubonic plaque."  

The bacteria was found to enter through the eyes.

Do you have any of these health ailments? X

Autoimmune issues   Immunuglobulin?   hemoglobinuria