2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 10:18:53 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] methemoglobinemia and military toxins
[This was posted to the list by Laura Olah <olah@speagle.com>]

Often referred to as "blue baby syndrome", methemoglobinemia is most
often associated with exposure to elevated levels of nitrates in
drinking water which interferes with the blood's ability to carry
sufficient oxygen to individual body cells.  However, exposure to many
other chemicals may also be a principal cause of methemoglobinemia;
these industrial chemicals include: all isomers of dinitrotoluenes,
2,4,6 trinitrotoluene, m-dinitrobenzene, nitric oxides, and other toxins 
associated with munitions. Chlorate compounds, nitrobenzene, and 
nitroglycerin are reported inducers of methemoglobinemia.  A more
detailed listing is available at http://www.haz-map.com/methem.html


P.S. Feel free to share and distribute this message.

Laura Olah, National Organizer
Conventional Munitions Network
Military Toxics Project - Midwest Office
E12629 Weigand's Bay South
Merrimac, WI  53561
Email: olah@speagle.com
Alternate email: cmorganizer@miltoxproj.org
Phone(608)644-1814 or(608)643-3124
Fax: (608)643-0005

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