Xylene and Chemtrails
The Navy 5-Year Warfare testing in California includes many toxic chemicals including Xylene.
XYLENE HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
* Routes of Exposure
Exposure to xylene can occur via inhalation, ingestion, eye or skin contact, and, to a small extent, by absorption through the skin.
* Summary of toxicology
1. Effects on Animals: Xylene exposure produces central nervous system depression and irritation of the eyes and skin in animals. Xylene is also fetotoxic and teratogenic in several species of experimental animals when administered by the oral or inhalation routes [RTECS 1989]. The LC(50) in the rat for a 4-hour xylene inhalation exposure is 5000 ppm, and the oral LD(50) in the same species is 4300 mg/kg [RTECS 1989]. The meta isomer may be more acutely toxic than the o- or p-isomer: mice exposed for 24 hours to 2010 ppm of the m-isomer or to 3062 ppm of the o-isomer died, while exposure for the same period to 4912 ppm of the p-isomer did not cause death [Proctor, Hughes, and Fischman 1988, p. 511]. Rats exposed to a 1600-ppm concentration of xylene (isomer unspecified) for 2 or 4 days showed signs of irritation, became uncoor-dinated, lost weight, had an increased red blood cell count, exhibited signs of narcosis, and died [Proctor, Hughes, and Fischman 1988, p. 511]. Rats exposed to a 980-ppm concentration of xylene for 7 days developed leukopenia, and autopsy revealed kidney congestion and hyperplasia of the bone marrow and spleen [Proctor, Hughes, and Fischman 1988, p. 511]. In contact with the eye, xylene causes irritation of the conjunctiva, tur-bidity of the cornea, swelling, and tearing in rabbits [Clayton and Clayton 1981, p. 3292]. Repeated application to rabbit skin of a 95- or 100-percent solution of xylene causes redness, moderate irritation, and slight necrosis [Proctor, Hughes, and Fischman 1988, p. 511; RTECS 1989]. Rabbits exposed for 40 to 55 days to a xylene concentra-tion of 1150 ppm developed a decrease in their red and white blood cell counts and an increase in thrombocytes, but these effects were reversible [Proctor, Hughes, and Fischman 1988, p. 571]. In chronic inhalation studies, rats and dogs exposed to 800 ppm for 6 hours/day for 65 days showed no measurable ill effects [ACGIH 1986, p. 637]. No signs of carcinogenicity were noted in long-term gavage studies in rats and mice [Proctor, Hughes, and Fischman 1988, p. 511]. Administered subcutaneously to rats at 300 mg/kg/day for 6 weeks or at 700 mg/kg/day for 9 weeks, xylene failed to cause hematopoietic effects; earlier reports of xylene's myelotoxicity appear to have been based on exposures to xylene contaminated with benzene, a known myelotoxin [HSDB 1986; ACGIH 1986, p. 637]. The offspring of pregnant rats inhaling 50 mg/m(3) xylene for 6 hours on days 1 to 21 of pregnancy or 250 or 600 mg/m(3) for 24 hours on days 7 to 15 of pregnancy had an increased incidence of musculoskeletal abnormalities, and the offspring of pregnant mice administered xylene by inhalation or oral dosing also showed developmental abnormalities [RTECS 1989].
2. Effects on Humans: Xylene is an irritant of the eyes and mucous membranes at concentrations below 200 ppm, and it is narcotic at high concentrations [AIHA 1978; Proctor, Hughes, and Fischman 1988, p. 511]. The estimated oral LD(50) for humans is 50 mg/kg [EPA Health Advisory, 1987, p. 4]. Of three workers exposed to xylene concentrations of approximately 10,000 ppm for 18.5 hours, one died and two recovered slowly after a period of unconsciousness and retrograde amnesia; disturbances of liver and kidney function were noted in these workers [ACGIH 1986, p. 637; Baselt 1980, p. 286; Clayton and Clayton 1981, p. 3292]. Ingestion of xylene causes gastrointestinal distress and may cause toxic hepatitis [Clayton and Clayton 1981, p. 3294]. Aspiration of xylene or acute exposure to high vapor concentrations of this substance may cause chemical pneumonitis, hemorrhage into the air spaces, and pulmonary edema [Clayton and Clayton 1981, p. 3294; Klaassen, Amdur, and Doull 1986, p. 351]. A worker exposed to the vapors of a solvent containing 75 percent xylene (approximate airborne xylene concentration of 60 to 350 ppm) developed giddiness, anorexia, and vomiting [Proctor, Hughes, and Fischman 1988, p. 511]. After inhalation of high (not further specified) concentrations of xylene, workers may become flushed, feel hot, and experience confusion, dizziness, tremors, and other signs or symptoms of central nervous system toxicity [Clayton and Clayton 1981, p. 3294]. Blood dyscrasias that have proven fatal in at least one case are reported to have been the result of chronic xylene exposure, but these hematopoietic effects are now believed to have been caused by benzene, formerly a common contaminant of xylene [ACGIH 1986, p. 637]. Chronic exposure to xylene may cause central nervous system depression, anemia, mucosal hemorrhage, bone marrow hyperplasia, liver enlargement, liver necrosis, and nephrosis [Clayton and Clayton 1981, p. 3295]. Repeated contact of the skin with xylene causes drying and dermatitis [Clayton and Clayton 1981, p. 3295].
* Signs and symptoms of exposure
1. Acute exposure: The signs and symptoms of acute exposure to xylene include headache, fatigue, irritability, lassitude, nausea, anorexia, flatulence, irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, and motor incoordination and impairment of equilibrium. Flushing, redness of the face, a sensation of increased body heat, increased salivation, tremors, dizziness, confusion, and cardiac irritability have also been reported.
2. Chronic exposure: The signs and symptoms of chronic exposure to xylene may include conjunctivitis; dryness of the nose, throat, and skin; dermatitis; and kidney and liver damage.
* Emergency procedures:
In the event of an emergency, remove the victim from further exposure, send for medical assistance, and initiate the following emergency procedures:
1. Eye exposure: If xylene or a solution containing xylene gets into the eyes, immediately flush the eyes with large amounts of water for a minimum of 15 minutes, lifting the lower and upper lids occasionally. Get medical attention as soon as possible.
2. Skin exposure: If xylene or a solution containing xylene contacts the skin, the contaminated skin should be washed with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention.
3. Inhalation: If xylene vapors are inhaled, move the victim at once to fresh air and get medical care as soon as possible. If the victim is not breathing, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation; if breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Keep the victim warm and quiet until medical help arrives.
4. Ingestion: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If xylene or a solution containing xylene is ingested, give the victim several glasses of water to drink. Get medical help immediately. Keep the victim warm and quiet until medical help arrives.
5. Rescue: Remove an incapacitated worker from further exposure and implement appropriate emergency procedures (e.g., those listed on the Material Safety Data Sheet required by OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200). All workers should be familiar with emergency procedures and the location and proper use of emergency equipment.
The Atlantic, the Pacific & the Gulf of Mexico are all in harms way as the U.S. Navy, and in some cases the U.S. Air Force, have initiated multiple 5-Year Warfare testing on both land and in ocean areas. (The NWTRC map on the right is only one of the many ongoing or proposed warfare testing areas planned by the U.S. Navy.)
(Your coastal region, including island areas, may already have a draft envManganesemental impact statement online ready to be approved by the Navy and rubber-stamped by NOAA...Check the pdf files for information regarding your coastal region or state for public comment deadlines or EnvManganesemental Impact Statement current status. Find out if there is already an ongoing weapons and sonar testing program in your region that has been approved.)
Letter from several Senators including Senator Barbara Boxer to NOAA-June 17, 2009:
"...In many regions, the Navy plans to increase the number of its exercises or expand the areas in which they may occur, and virtually every coastal state will be affected. Some exercises may occur in the nation's most biologically sensitive marine habitats, including National Marine Sanctuaries and breeding habitat for the endangered North Atlantic right whale. In all, the Navy anticipates more than 2.3 million takes
(significant disruptions in marine mammal foraging, breeding, and other essential behaviors) per year, or 11.7
million takes over the course of a five-year permit..."
Click on image for full version, click here for pdf-version (11.6MB) for printing .
Short Term Effects of Chemtrails:
- Brain Fog
- Breathing difficulties (Unexplained)
- Chronic sore or raspy throat
- Eye and skin irritations
- Flatulence (gas)
- Flu-like symptoms
- itching (Unexplained)
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Nose bleeds (Unexplained)
- Panic attacks
- Persistent coughing
- Respiratory problems
- Stomach aches
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tinnitus (distant ringing in ears or high pitched sound after spraying)
- And many other symptoms
Long Term Effects of Chemtrails:
- Acid Reflux
- (ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Aluminum build up in Pineal Gland
- Autism (evidence links autism to mercury)
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Blood in the Urine
- Borderline personality disorder
- Cancer (linked to many types of cancers)
- Chronic Fatigue
- Easy Bruising
- Eye problems - * Nearsightedness & Farsightedness (by altering interocular fluid eye
- Floaters In the Eyes
- Heart Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Learning Disabilities
- Lung diseases
- Lupus Erythematosus
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Oily Skin (Elevated DHT)
- Parkinson's Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Short-Term Memory Loss
- Sleep Disorders
- Spider Veins
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears – 700 million cases of Tinnitus reported worldwide)
- White Coating On the Tongue
- And many other symptoms