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    Re: Recall: nasal spray decongestant

    Posted by ff on 3/21/04


    The investigation referred to below was in Florida and not
    related to the Colorado incident.


    > DD:
    > 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
    > contractor).
    > ff
    > I was On 3/21/04, dd wrote:
    >> I have no idea, but I had walking pnuemonia after
    > exposure.
    >> I refused to take the nasal decongestants that were given
    > to
    >> 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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