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TOXNET on 2-butoxyethanol






This is the chemical make up of  2-butoxyethanol and in this article I will refer to it as 2-B.

This was used extensively in Vietnam and in the Gulf and also to clean up the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

This lady has done extensive research on and about the effects of 2-B. Please review her pages as there is much information on this chemical and others.


Health Effects of Military who served in Vietnam


Many vets today suffer the effects that this chemical causes and the VA or any other medical institution are not treating these symptoms  as they need to.

  • This is the chemical that gulf war vets were exposed to in the family of 2-B

    • ethyl alcohol in what they cleaned equipment with; 

    • 2-butoxyethanol or ethylene glycol monobutyl ether; and 

    • diethylene glycol monobutyl ether 

It causes all the symptoms that have come to be known as 'gulf war syndrome' given enough exposure (which isn't hard in war time and with the stronger concentrations.)


There is one chemical, that with overexposure, causes all of these:


This link explains what 2-butoxyethanol does from the Material Safety Data Sheets ...
Also make note ... that this chemical is in widespread use today.
AVOID it at all costs



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Also of interest, you may want to check out this link.


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More Info on 2-B in pdf format