In 1989 I was severely poisoned by pesticides in a physician's office I worked in, which was sprayed with Dursban for termites which had swarmed inside the building. The slab was also injected and since it was cracked, liquid pesticide mixed with its solvent carrier seeped into and pooled on the carpet in the back offices.
I had lung damage from inhalation, brain damage, lesions on the brain, (unequal pupils), seizures, DNA damage, kidney damage, liver and heart damage.
Had a migraine headache with intense vomiting which never stopped, lasted almost all the time for over six months. Red blood cells were rupturing spontaneously. Went to a holistic physician who treated with intravenous Vit. C. Meyers cocktails enhanced with extra glutathione, B vitamins. 50,000 grams of Vit. C per day.
Also took NAC, milk thistle and other natural supplements per Dr. Jack Woodard, now of Clayton, Georgia.
Went to Center for Environmental Illness, Dr. Charles Lieberman of Charleston, South Carolina and did the sauna treatments, lymph drainage massage and he monitored by blood work every day and made sure each of us had our E.F.A., 2 tablespoons per day, which we took in the clinic, a rotation of flax oils, evening primrose, olive oil, safflower oil, walnut oil, borage oil.
We were put on a high powered natural multi vitamin made from all food sources, and took extra electrolytes and zinc and copper to replace what was being stripped out by the intense sauna activity.
The solvent residue began to leach from our bodies, and was sticky and smelled of petroleum. Urine burned from the petroleum we were flushing but lab tests showed no bacteria.
I picked up a plastic cup at one point and my fingerprints etched into the plastic from the solvent.
Amazingly, today, I have some short term memory loss and am still chemically sensitive, but lead a somewhat normal life.
During the first two years following the incident, I could not go outside without wearing a charcoal mask and had to breath only filtered air indoors.
Dr. Melba Corbett