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In fact the neurotoxin pesticide that is lethal to 50% of life in concentrations as little as 2.6 parts per million has been banned for use in the UK since 1998 because it failed the UK “Rocky shore test” which assures that the dispersant does not cause a “significant deleterious ecological change” – or to put that in layman’s terms it can kill off the entire food chain.
2-butoxyethanol is a componenet of COREXIT 9527, which was used sparingly in the early days of the Gulf oil spill. COREXIT 9500, which does not contain 2-butoxyethanol, has been exclusively used for the majority of the remediation effort.
According to Greenwire.com "OSHA's analysis of raw BP testing data concluded that among the 20 percent of sampled workers exposed to 2-butoxyethanol, 'the highest level measured was 0.8 ppm, and 90% of those were 0.2 ppm or less,' according to a statement from the agency. 'Every measurement was well below the NIOSH recommended limit of 5.0 ppm.'"
Originally posted by Blaine91555
It's my understanding that everything in Corexit is found in common household cleaning product's which I have no reason to doubt. They are also toxic if your foolish enough to swallow them, but just skin exposure would cause no more than a rash and in the case of an allergic reaction, a shot would solve it and when you leave the pretense of it, the reaction would go away.
Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
if someone had the time to invest in this,.
search for others that are sick or have perished
Due to BPs carelessness.
Corexit (often styled COREXIT) is a product line of solvents primarily used as a dispersant for breaking up oil slicks. It is produced by Nalco Holding Company which is associated with BP and Exxon.
According to the EPA, Corexit is more toxic than dispersants made by several competitors and less effective in handling southern Louisiana crude. On May 20, 2010, the EPA ordered BP to look for less toxic alternatives to Corexit, and later ordered BP to stop spraying dispersants, but BP responded that it thought that Corexit was the best alternative and continued to spray it.[4