Post by DearMaggie on Feb 15, 2005 16:12:11 GMT -5
Well, I thank you for the web page
I called right after I received the e-mail yesterday from the forum. I was put on hold twice and all the 'vital statistics' taken: What company did I have? Name, address, phone, fax (Companies do not have to give their MSDS info to individuals)
Today I received the fax. They also did tell me yesterday that the propellant was nitrous oxide or 'laughing gas' like dentists use and that it does vaporize quickly.
The faxed Material Safety Data Sheet says that (CAS # 10024-97-2) at 5% of product
BUT it also says ethanol at 14% (CAS #64-17-5) Ah-ha
That would be a propellant of conern in my opinion, although it is not one I have studied directly.
Post by DearMaggie on Feb 16, 2005 14:22:24 GMT -5
Seems like they were 'backing off' using aerosol sprays years earlier due to depleting the ozone layer.
But actually it is much worse than that, as vapors in one's eyes of some propellants: 2-butoxyethanol and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether (per my poking around) is the most likely cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndromes: CFIDS, and even 'gulf war syndrome' sympotms since the 1930s both in and out of the military
If you want more info, I can share it 'in a nutshell'
Post by sarah phillips on Feb 17, 2005 13:44:41 GMT -5
Well, thanks for sharing such valuable information with all of us.....It's sad, but true and I have always tried to keep my family and pets away from chemicals.....
I won't even let the guys who cut my lawn spray a drop of anything on mine....after I lost a childhood pet who was poisoned and died from "safe" pesticides sprayed in the yard......After that, I grew up in a family that was well aware of so-called "safe" sprays....and have carried on the tradition.....so, instead of a perfect looking lawn, I have perfect looking and alive dogs and kids!
Post by DearMaggie on Feb 18, 2005 11:46:22 GMT -5
Some retired military were joking about using DDT So, I got to thinking, what's in DDT? ... & looked it up:
DDT is a pesticide (so is 2-butoxyethanol & maybe worse) The chemical companies lobbied EPA & the 2 year process ended a year ago. They should have been granted permission to put more 2-butoxyethanol in the air since then (remember worst exposure is in the eyes - & that the elderly & children will be most harmed)
So, the main problem is that the pesticides fool the biological processes and that's why the endocrine system & hormones and everything goes high or low
I think it is time to see whether or not it is this chemical that harmed our soldiers in every war since WWII and our grandmas and great grandmas and the Troops today, too!
Any of these health ailments for military or civilians with CFS since WWII? X
This just could be the cheapest study of all; and it may tell us the most ... the list of known & seriously expected harm to the Vietnam Vet. But could it be the same for the 'gulf war syndrome' vet? Time will tell, if anyone is keeping track.