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Posted by sherman myers vet 5/6 cav 12th cmbt avn bde on October 19, 2000 at 14:47:02:

In Reply to: I think I know the cause posted by Ann Gregory on September 12, 2000 at 03:36:03:

I THINK THAT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THE STRENGTH OF THE WINDSTORMS IN SAUDI AND IRAQ; SAND IS SOMEWHAT LIKE A FILTER IN A VACCUM; IF DURING ALL OF THE BATTLES DURING THE IRAQ/IRAN WAR CHEMICALS WERE USED (WHICH HAS BEEN CONFIRMED), THEN IT MAKES REASONABLE SENSE THAT THOSE CHEMICALS HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT STAYED DORMANT UNTIL THE WIND PICKS UP; IN THAT SENSE ITS JUST LIKE THAT FILTER IN YOUR VACCUM CLEANER TAKE THE FILTER OUT, SHAKE IT A LITTLE AND YOU AUTOMATICALLY HAVE THOSE SAME PARTICLES YOU JUST SUCKED UP BACK IN THE AIR AGAIN . IMAGINE THIS ON A MUCH, MUCH LARGER SCALE IN THE DESERT OF IRAQ FULL OF NOTHING BUT DEADLY CHEMICALS WE ARE HURTING I JUST WISH THE GOVERNMENT WOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND ADMIT TO WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED OVER THERE BUT WHATEVER DON'T GIVE UP
: Three years ago I was in a school room that was sprayed with cypermethrin. I had an immediate reaction to the spray and have been suffering many of the same symptoms as gulf war syndrome..Fatigue, loss of some feeling to hands, loss of bladder control, severe aches and pains in muscles and joints (which aare becoming more severe with time). This pesticide was sprayed during the gulf war, but because it was thought to be a natural substance and safe, it is the one pesticde that no spraying records were kept and therefore it was not tested. It appears, to affect those who have a sensitivity to it and because it is a billion dollar industry as a home and agriculture spray, I am running into brick walls trying to prove anything. I know this is true that this pesticide's possible affect on gulf war vets was not studied becasue they don't know who was sprayed and who wasn't. I was given this information by one of the researchers who did the pesticde study. Germany and England have both done several studies that show this is not as safe as people think and that it actually can cause "sick houses" because it absorbs into wood and carpet. It has been shown to cause neurological damage which appeaars to be what has caused my symptoms. I strongly recommend you push for more testing to be done on this substance..Very few tests were done on this prior to its release and none relating to inhalation...most tests were for ingestion...



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