The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 12, 1976 · Page 20
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 20

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 12, 1976
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A20-Palm Beach Pont-Hmcs. Sucday, December 12, 1976 Strange Nervous Disease In 10 Blamed on Pesticide SUEDE LOOK-ALIKE COATS AND PANTCOATS THAT ARE REGULARLY $40 TO $56 NOW ONLY 29.90 and 39.90 Great holiday savings on the kind of fashion coats you like with boots'n skirts, pants, travel outfits, just about anything! Choose pantcoats and been increasingly forthcoming in recent weeks a definitive explanation might not be possible. "The epidemiology of this is just horribly, horribly complex," said Hardesty. "You're never going to go back and reconstruct the situation. You can't conduct human carelessly at the Bayport plant and could cause similar ailments. Investigators learned Phosvel, although never marketed in the United States, was reprocessed for Velsicol in at least 10 other plants from California to Florida. Officials said that even wiih full company cooperation which has full length styles in luscious brushed cotton that looks and feels like softest suede. Treated to lots of exciting details: hoods, single and double r XM'rh 7m Ha breasted trench styling, basketweave trims, epaulettes, patch pockets and shaped silhouettes. Lots of fashion for so little in honey, bone, rust, tobacco, powder blue, more! 8 to 18. Coats, at all jm stores We Are Now Accepting Consignments For Our Next Auction! Sorry, no mail or phone orders HOUSTON (UPI) - For David Young, it started as uncontrollable sweating and inappropriate laughter. It was never painful. "My first symptom was sweating profusely at night, sweating without a fever, just sweating all the time," Young said. .; "I would laugh at things you wouldn't normally laugh at. There was no pain. But there was this sense something was wrong. Finally my wife convinced me to go to a doctor." He entered a hospital, lost consciousness for awhile and emerged unable to walk. Doctors hope therapy will at least partially reverse his disability. Young, 23, a student in Amarillo, Tex., is one of at least 10 persons who suffered nervous disorders ranging from depression to paralysis after working in production of the pesticide Phosvel at Velsicol Chemical Corp. in suburban Bayport. Last January, after four years, Velsicol suspended production of the pesticide marketed only overseas. The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health began asking questions. At first, one official said, Velsicol, a veteran of previous conflicts with federal authorities, was uncooperative. "That was one of the things that held up the investigation, trying to get them to release medical information." Jack Hardcsty of the safety institute said. In late November institute investigators obtained company medical records providing details of the tragedy. "From the company's reports, at least three (employes) have been diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis, four more diagnosed as having encephalitis and three more have developed an undiagnosed neuropathy, which is something wrong with the nervous system," Dr. Shiro Tanaka of the institute said. Phosvel or leptophos, a pesLicide Tanaka said could strip the natural sheathing from human nerves, was the prime suspect, and employes came forward complaining they were not protected from it or its dust during manufacture. Later, Dr. Eric Comstock, a Houston toxicologist hired by lawyers for the afflicted, suggested a chemical solvent, n-hexane, had been used Antiques and Fine Art OPEN DAILY 10-5 FOK EXHIBITION AND SALE TROSBY Galleries The Auction People Since 1948 905 Railroad Ave., West Pulm Beach Phone 659-1755 -marsh I h 1 1 ...l' s uiidr TiKfrReg JM'S CHAIN REACTION! NOW AT 20 OFF! CHAINS s24 TO $1 60. REG. $30 TO $200 BRACELETS 12 TO MOO, RtG $,5t0$ik This season, the chain's the thing! Draped around necks and gracing wrists in gleaming 14 kt. gold. Fashion chain necklaces from the most delicate strandage to the heavier linkage. In lengths of 15", 18", 20", 24" and 30". Fashion bracelets to match the necklaces! Wear them singly or in combinations. Many different styles at savings never seen before. Fine Jewelry, at all jm stores except lauderhill Holiday shopping is a pleasure with a jm credit card! vnyJU HQ 11-2)1! " A unit of Allied Stores : ALL JM STORES OPEN TODAY, SUNDAY 1 1 AM TO 7 PM ----- -

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