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Jim MAC

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I have a claim in for asbestos poisoning and received a letter from the VA asking what chemicals I used in the service. I was a Jet Engine mechanic/ crew Chief. I know I was exposed to JP4, JP5, fuel 7808, 23669 oil hydraulic fluid pd 680 and trkie but I can not think of any thing else right now does anybody have the list of chemicals used by Aircraft mechs in the service?

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Jim

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go to the EPA superfund site and look at the bases you were stationed they should have a list of every chemical found in the ground before the Love Canal the services dumped everything into the dirt, all bases have listings of toxic materials good hunting http://www.epa.gov/superfund/

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Jim,

To reveal that information would be a breach of security.You know that.. B)

In reality though, do you actually have asbestos posioning? How was that tested...

Oh yes,, It is very possible that if you were around the airfield/ship in a area where brakes being removed, installed,, High concentrations can be seen in the lungs from inhaled dust.

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Jim,

To reveal that information would be a breach of security.You know that.. B)

In reality though, do you actually have asbestos posioning? How was that tested...

Oh yes,, It is very possible that if you were around the airfield/ship in a area where brakes being removed, installed,, High concentrations can be seen in the lungs from inhaled dust.

Josh

The asbestos poisioning was found during a gulf war phyiscial by the VA found scaring on my lungs from the asbesotoes.

Jim

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Hello Jim,

I have a few things that may help show exposure................

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: Biochemistry

Pro-Oxidant Biological Effects of Inorganic Component of Petroleum: Vanadium and Oxidative Stress

http://www.stormingmedia.us/64/6470/A647063.html

Authors: Janusz Z. Byczkowski; Arun P. Kulkarni; MANTECH-GEOCENTERS JOINT VENTURE DAYTON OH

Abstract: Crude oil contains significant amounts of inorganic compounds of vanadium. Air Force, Army, and Navy personnel are exposed to vanadium compounds in the air, on the land, and on the sea, wherever petroleum fuel is used. Inorganic residue of fly ash resulting from combustion of some fuels may contain almost exclusively vanadium oxides. Unlike organic pollutants, vanadium is not biodegradable and it may build up in certain ecosystems to the level which may be toxic to living organisms. It has been estimated that as much as 66,000 tons of vanadium is released into the atmosphere each year. Particularly dramatic effects on the environment may result from massive incidental and/or intentional spilling of vanadium-containing crude oil into relatively confined ecosystems, as well as from massive oil burning. In addition to the vanadium exposure at the work place, the general population is also exposed increasingly to this metal, mostly as a result of increased utilization of vanadium-containing petroleum fuels. Vanadium-bearing particles may persist in the lungs for may years, raising the risk of chronic health effects. This report contains a review of the extensive literature on biochemical mechanisms of action of vanadium compounds, as well as the authors' own perspective, resulting from about two decades of laboratory research. This report provides information about adverse biological effects of vanadate, vanadium pentoxide, vanadyl, and other vanadium derivatives present in petroleum or formed during the fossil fuel combustion, on oxidative stress, cellular signal transduction, subcellular organelle functions, and on a possible interaction with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and chemical co- carcinogenesis.

Limitations: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE

Description: Interim rept. Oct 95-Aug 96

Pages: 38

Report Date: AUG 1996

Report number: A647063

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1.5 How can fuel oils affect my health?

We know very little of the human health effects caused by fuel oils. Daily use of a kerosene stove for cooking should not cause any breathing problems for most people. People who use kerosene stoves to cook do not have more colds than people who have other types of stoves. Breathing moderate amounts of deodorized kerosene (fuel oil no. 1) has been shown to slightly affect the ability to smell and to cause a taste sensation. Numerous case-studies have reported accidental poisoning in children as the result of drinking kerosene. These accidents are probably much more frequent in areas where kerosene is commonly used for cooking and heating. Drinking kerosene may cause vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of the stomach, stomach cramps, coughing, drowsiness, restlessness, irritability, and unconsciousness; also, it may be difficult to breathe, and breathing may be painful. Coughing, pneumonia, and difficult or painful breathing after drinking kerosene suggest that kerosene has entered the lungs. In addition, drinking large amounts of kerosene can put you into a coma, cause convulsions, and may even cause death. When kerosene gets on your skin for short periods, it can make your skin itchy, red, and sore; sometimes blisters may occur and your skin may peel.

Breathing fuel oil no. 1 vapor for periods as short as 1 hour may make you feel nauseous, increase your blood pressure, be irritating to your eyes, or make your eyes bloodshot. Breathing kerosene or JP-5 vapors can also affect your nervous system. Some of the effects that have been noted in case studies include headache, light-headedness, anorexia (loss of appetite), poor coordination, and difficulty concentrating. Breathing diesel fuel vapors for a long time may damage your kidneys, increase your blood pressure, or lower your blood's ability to clot. Constant skin contact (for example, washing) with diesel fuel may also damage your kidneys.

It appears that repeated contact with fuel oils can cause skin cancer in mice and may cause liver cancer in mice. However, there is some conflicting information. Further, the fuel oils were tested only on mice. We do not know if fuel oils can cause cancer in humans. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that residual (heavy) fuel oils and marine diesel fuel are possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B classification). In addition, IARC considers that there is not enough information (Group 3 classification) available to determine if distillate (light) fuel oils or distillate (light) diesel fuels cause cancer. They have also determined that occupational exposures to fuel oils during petroleum refining are probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A classification). We do not know if fuel oils can cause birth defects or if they affect reproduction.

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/phs75.html#bookmark05

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