So, what is in Corexit that is toxic? 
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
 
This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to the water environment and aquifer.
Comments MSDS of 2-butoxyethanol :  "DANGER! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. CAUSES EYE IRRITATION. AFFECTS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, BLOOD AND BLOOD-FORMING ORGANS, KIDNEYS, LIVER AND LYMPHOID SYSTEM. COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID AND VAPOR. MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO SKIN AND RESPIRATORY TRACT."  Material Safety Data Sheet,

 

 RCAC Position: "NO dispersants to be used in Prince William Sound!"

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(Regional Citizens' Advisory Council)

"It is strange that after arguing with industry, State, and Federal officials they are finally admitting that Corexit is toxic. RCAC spent quite a bit on research to make the point, but it is only with the recent spill that anyone will agree that it is toxic."  John Devens, former RCAC Executive Director

"The Council does not support dispersants as an oil spill response option" March 3, 2006

 

Decline and loss of Herring Industry in Prince William Sound near ...  http://www.valdezlink.com/evos/herring.htm 

Mar 24, 2009 ... 20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill - Plans are underway ... Documentary DVD 20 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill ... such as I suspect the herring ran into in 1993 ...

Gulf cleanup workers - ill from being around oil & dispersant  *

Dispersants add poison to gulf waters

EPA Tell BP To Stop Using Dispersant (LA Times 5-26-10 article) 

Comment:  Several versions of Corexit were tried out in the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup. After ethylene oxide, the worst component at 38% strength is 2-butoxyethanol (a glycol ether) The Material Safety Data Sheet on this component says to not put it in the water: "This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to the water environment and aquifer." It should also be rated higher than moderate health risk for people, too. Find out what happened to the 1000 young men on the 'bioremediation experiment' and the US Coast Guard who monitored it, *  and you will find that they look like 'gulf war syndrome' vets & like civilians with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, CFS, FM. Dispersants should NOT be used. All you are doing is adding poison to your water.
http://www.valdezlink.com/re/gulf/dispersants.htm

How many glycol ethers were the gulf war vets exposed to?  *

5-21-10 e-mail to Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass) I commend you for pointing out the toxicity of Corexit: 38% is a harmful glycol ether: 2-butoxyethanol aka ethylene glycol monobutyl ether. It is the most probable cause of flu symptoms, infertility, birth defects, autoimmune issues, Autism, cancers and 'gulf war syndrome.'  I suspect it is more a pool of Corexit or same chemicals in Inipol EAP 22 (now banned by EPA) than the oil ... that caused the loss of herring in Prince Wm Sound in 1993. http://www.valdezlink.com/re/gulf/waters.htm
 

Congress should BAN glycol ether in this oil dispersant, Corexit & many other products  gulf war illness
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Using dispersants in the gulf is a bigger mistake than the oil 'spill - leak' itself.  EPA banned the use of Inipol EAP 22 (which had 12% strong glycol ether in it), RCAC advised years later, "No dispersants should be used in Prince William Sound." So, why does the US Coast Guard not concur and most probably is using Corexit at 38% ethylene glycol monobutyl ether aka 2-butoxyethanol? Look for flu symptoms & blood in urine (from autoimmune hemolytic anemia) and look for a host of health issues, deaths and birth defects. (CFIDS, CFS, FM) http://www.valdezlink.com/re/gulf/waters.htm
3 soldiers die 2005 after 'flu

Flu symptoms that Glycol Ether causes  AND

Help? 

Give what children are given after 'carpet cleaning' for Kawasaki Syndrome

When there is autoimmune platelets (ITP), gamma globulin causes them to THRIVE. Doctors do not know why. http://www.valdezlink.com/pages/autoimmune.htm#itp  Also, AIHA (Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia) is a similar issue: autoimmune action on the red blood cells. SO wouldn't gamma globulin help this? I suspect this is the anemia of CFIDS, CFS, FM that doctors don't generally find. This is because there are too many autoimmune issues starting up at the same time (then 'the numbers' of blood work don't give a correct picture). There are also inaccuracies in medical thinking: for this population, very high white blood cell counts are an anemia sign, not an infection per se. http://www.valdezlink.com/pages/bodytemp.htm 

  To Casi Callaway <Callaway@mobilebaywatch.org>   e-mail NOT received http://www.theharbinger.org/xviii/991102/callaway.html
Gulf Oil spill - It was a BIG mistake not to learn anything from what was done WRONG during the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup
The glycol ether/ poison in Corexit at 38% strong is 2-butoxyethanol  UK - MSDS *
This type of chemical causes autoimmune issues, gulf war syndrome;
CFIDS, CFS, FM assortment of symptoms

Exposure 'looks like' the flu  *

Robin Crochet of LA
volunteered to take care of seal recovery;
she is dead now; maybe her family will share the MAYO CLINIC medical records
www.valdezlink.com/evos/afteroil.htm

"Dispersants have not been the first line of defense for oil spill cleanup in the U.S. 

because dispersants present toxicity threats and health threats to those applying the products."  uspoly.com/dispersit 

 

*  LA Times

 

"Hundreds of Thousands of gallons of dispersants have been used in gulf oil spill cleanup" 

5-14-2010 noon Pres Obama speech

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Hope you can stop EPA (who banned Inipol EAP 22) to STOP use of dispersants

No dispersant use in Prince Wm Sound was the recommendation of
Reg Citizens Advisory Commission / John Devens President

& Mayor of Valdez in 1989

Sincerely,

M. Diann Hursh
Box 233
Valdez, AK 99686

"I wrote to a reporter from Louisiana last week and told her that Corexit was very toxic and we didn't know how much they were using. She didn't respond. I don't think they have any idea how much trouble they are in. There doesn't seem to be the same level of concern we had in 1989."  John Devens 5-21-10

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Tell the clinics and hospitals to look for blood in urine
from autoimmune hemolytic anemia that will start up;
kidney/liver damage
autoimmune issues on nervous system,
suicidal tendencies,
depression, etc

5-16-2010

Discuss:  May 17, 2010   msnbc.com environment - Obama fears unprecedented disaster

Glycol Ether Exposure 'looks like' the flu
http://www.valdezlink.com/re/flu/swine/glycolether.htm

Most of the time, flu is caused by a chemical exposure NOT a virus *

 . .  and anemia Caused by

Most probable cause of  'the flu' *  HELLP Syndrome & Autism:

... exposure to glycol butyl ether  * *

ALL glycol ether in any products should be disclosed * 

Red blood cells that are small-sized,   Size & Shape & Age of Red Blood Cells  misshapen red blood cells Dizzy?  *

CFIDS Pattern *   * Exposure to glycol ether 'looks like the flu'
'sniffles' moisture under nose, farting, diarrhea, nausea


Causes an anemia that's hard to find ... CFIDS, CFS, FM, 'gulf war syndrome'

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New group with former Senator Bob Graham & former EPA Administrator, Wm K. Reilly to hold meetings; report due in 6 months

  1. Biography | EPA History | US EPA

    EPA administrator 6 weeks before the Exxon Valdez oil spill March 24, 1989

    William K. Reilly (b. January 26, 1940.) served as the seventh Senate confirmed EPA Administrator between February 8, 1989, and December 31, 1992.
    www.epa.gov/history/publications/reilly/02.htm

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    The Exxon Valdez Oil spill story   *

    No Good came out of this Experiment

     

    We haven't even learned what happened to the workers!

     

Would not recommend trusting OSHA nor EPA with any evidence on this matter. 

 

EPA's not much help - EPA, your Technical bulletin makes you look bad

 

Nitrogen and phosphorus is the LEAST of what composes INIPOL EAP 22  

- so little in fact 

that it can only 'technically' be considered a fertilizer.  

It is a surfactant with lots of poison in it at that!  

 

Was Anyone "Looking Out" for the Workers?

 

 

updated 5/27/10