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    Re: Recall: nasal spray decongestant

    Posted by ff on 3/21/04


    Yes, it was recalled due to contamination with pseudomonas,
    whoops!, Burkholderia cepacia.

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa was an organism intended to be included
    in the investigation by the state (AEROTECH was the


    I was On 3/21/04, dd wrote:
    > I have no idea, but I had walking pnuemonia after
    > I refused to take the nasal decongestants that were given
    > me because my symptoms got much worse after one dosage.
    > Most of these sprays contain steriods of some sort and that
    > is an immune system supressant. Saline water is best. Guess
    > I'll get the pharmacy company nazis after me now. Just
    > kidding, sort of.
    > Are you referring to the nasal spray itself being
    > contaminated with this bacteria?
    > You are speaking to someone who has been poisoned with
    > chlordane twice, once by landlord who worked at chemical
    > company and the other time by Terminex. Dioxin and a couple
    > of others were in the mix.
    > On 3/21/04, ff wrote:
    >> DD:
    >> The product was recalled after a hospital in Colorado
    >> reported infections and found Burkholderia cepacia, in the
    >> product.
    >> DD, in your research maybe you could find why this
    >> organism, pseudomonas, was renamed Burholderia cepacia.
    >> It is also a common plant pathogen, and that's where I
    >> first saw the name change. Research indicates that a
    >> common fungicide routinely applied to soil (and
    >> incorporated into paints, coatings, and materials) causes
    >> shifts in populations to dominance by pseudomonas.
    >> Is pseudomonas on your list of microbes tested for? I'd
    >> place pseudomonas into the group of ignored pathogens in
    >> IAQ situations, along with fusarium and cyanobacteria.
    >> One agency's theory was that the three flourish after
    >> chemical application.
    >> ff

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