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    Re: Recall: nasal spray decongestant

    Posted by dd on 3/24/04

    Found it on sbc, "aureobasidium pullulans"

    On 3/24/04, dd wrote:
    > 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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