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Old 09-05-2019, 02:52 PM
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Default Jet fuel / POL exposure and hearing loss.

Yet another reason to avoid fuel contact/inhalation. Brain stem damage ain't cool.

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Anyone who works around fuel may be at risk

"What we've got is people going to their commander saying something is wrong," says Guthrie. "We give them a hearing test. They pass. We send them on their way and that's not addressing the problem. People with hearing difficulties tend to shy away from communication. That can lead to isolation, depression, and a poor quality of life. We're missing a lot of people just based on the way we test for hearing deficits."

Furthermore, because JP-8 is essentially the same as other hydrocarbon fuels, differing mainly in the chemical percentages, the same risk that aircrews, pilots, and mechanics face may also affect anyone who is consistently around other types of fuels. This can include, for example, truck drivers, gas station attendants, and potentially even passengers who are frequent flyers on commercial jets.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:12 PM
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I retired from Air Force...Aircraft maintenance the whole time..Inhaled a bunch of JP-4 . I have a 80% VA disability rating which includes Tinnitus, both ears..I also inhaled a lot of agent orange in Viet Nam...So far no problems related to that shit....
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I retired from Air Force...Aircraft maintenance the whole time..Inhaled a bunch of JP-4 . I have a 80% VA disability rating which includes Tinnitus, both ears..I also inhaled a lot of agent orange in Viet Nam...So far no problems related to that shit....
You are one tough SOB! But then again, you are from Louisiana and any from Louisiana are all tough SOBs!
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I'm wondering if it's not the base material, but rather the additive package.


Hmm...who would know of such ting's ?.....
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:06 AM
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They say any fuel can cause that.
That may explain the insanity in big cities.
Finally the VA has done something with all that money they get. Now if they find out how to treat it.....
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You are one tough SOB! But then again, you are from Louisiana and any from Louisiana are all tough SOBs!
I'll second that
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:22 AM
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Hearing loss among Security Police Officers at the nuke plants has been attributed to exposure to gun cleaning solvent. The Dept. of Labor bought my hearing aids.
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Yup.......
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Yup.......
Heck, when Moe belches, 3 alarms on a standard 4-gas monitor go off....
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Heck, when Moe belches, 3 alarms on a standard 4-gas monitor go off....
I would hate to know what happens when he passes gas! Maybe the cat and dog faint, the grass dies, and the paint peels off the wall?
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