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    Re: Recall: nasal spray decongestant

    Posted by dd on 3/24/04

    No, and I looked it up! Can't find the post, either.
    On 3/21/04, ff wrote:
    > Clarification:
    > The investigation referred to below was in Florida and not
    > related to the Colorado incident.
    > ff
    >> 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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