posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 01:31 PM
Please folow this idea, EthylBenzene is made from Catalyzing Benzene and Ethylene with acids....
Ethylbenzene is an organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2CH3. This aromatic hydrocarbon is important in the petrochemical industry as an
intermediate in the production of styrene, which in turn is used for making polystyrene, a common plastic material. Although often present in small
amounts in crude oil, ethylbenzene is produced in bulk quantities by combining benzene and ethylene in an acid-catalyzed chemical reaction:
C6H6 + C2H4 → C6H5CH2CH3
Ethylbenzene is one of many things showing up in bloodtests in people complaining of feeling very ill etc, there are other posts regarding these
recently alarming results, which are irrefutably linked to BP Oil's gulf disaster. Could it also be affecting the mass deaths? The dispersants keep
the oil is small bits so that they do not rise in the water they just drift away....WTF where do they go and no testing on animals and only claims
that its safe to humans....ok getting wierd....please bare with me...I will highlight and paste a portion of wiki....please read more if you feel the
need....its just to much and will distract from my points...look for the items below, I will tie it together soon...
 Corexit 9527
The proprietary composition is not public, but the manufacturer's own safety data sheet on Corexit EC9527A says the main components are
2-butoxyethanol and a proprietary organic sulfonate with a small concentration of propylene glycol.
 Corexit 9500
In response to public pressure, the EPA and Nalco released the list of the six ingredients in Corexit 9500, revealing constituents including
sorbitan, butanedioic acid, and petroleum distillates . Corexit EC9500A is made mainly of hydrotreated light petroleum distillates,
propylene glycol and a proprietary organic sulfonate. Environmentalists also pressured Nalco to reveal to the public what concentrations of each
chemical are in the product; Nalco considers that information to be a trade secret, but has shared it with the EPA. Propylene glycol is a chemical
commonly used as a solvent or moisturizer in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and is of relatively low toxicity. An organic sulfonate (or organic
sulfonic acid salt) is a synthetic chemical detergent, that acts as a surfactant to emulsify oil and allow its dispersion into water. The identity of
the sulfonate used in both forms of Corexit was disclosed to the EPA in June 2010, as dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate.
The relative toxicity of Corexit and other dispersants are difficult to determine due to a scarcity of scientific data. The manufacturer's safety
data sheet states "No toxicity studies have been conducted on this product," and later concludes "The potential human hazard is:
Low."  According to the manufacturer's website, workers applying Corexit should wear breathing protection and work in a ventilated
area. Compared with 12 other dispersants listed by the EPA, Corexit 9500 and 9527 are either similarly toxic or 10 to 20 times more toxic. In
another preliminary EPA study of eight different dispersants, Corexit 9500 was found to be less toxic to some marine life than other dispersants and
to break down within weeks, rather than settling to the bottom of the ocean or collecting in the water. None of the eight products tested are
"without toxicity", according to an EPA administrator, and the ecological effect of mixing the dispersants with oil is unknown, as is the toxicity of
the breakdown products of the dispersant.
Corexit 9527, considered by the EPA to be an acute health hazard, is stated by its manufacturer to be potentially harmful to red blood cells, the
kidneys and the liver, and may irritate eyes and skin. The chemical 2-butoxyethanol, found in Corexit 9527, was identified as having caused
lasting health problems in workers involved in the cleanup of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. According to the Alaska Community Action on Toxics, the
use of Corexit during the Exxon Valdez oil spill caused people "respiratory, nervous system, liver, kidney and blood disorders".
Like 9527, 9500 can cause hemolysis (rupture of blood cells) and may also cause internal bleeding.