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Hello David I wanted to tell you I went to the emergecy room yesterday about my  swellling in my palm  It been really bother me  And they told me they think it a fatty tissue The doctor said fatty tissue maybe  tumor I think you call them lipoma  You mention something about fatty tissue I feel that is a chemical burn  They referred me to a hand specialist it more like othropedic i felt like it should be dermotoglist  if i  go dont get help I'm about ready to give up  Will I  told them about using the water And the effect on it  I  went two  doctors And what they said and did  And the information you gave me  I just felt like i  was talking to a brick wall when it cam to that and water situation  They said it wasnt cause by the water I just dont know how they cant prove it  not from the it  they wont do any kind of testing blood work or xray or   Will just wanted to update Thank you for your help Carolyn

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Good luck with your problem. You may need to see an industrial hygiene or industrial medicine specialist for a second opinion. You might want to ask some of the mining companies who they use as their doctors and make an appointment with someone who is familiar with the effects of that particular chemical.
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I`m a Chemical,Civil and Environmental Engineer and have a number of projects in all phases of the environment. I have worked in the chemical industry and am active in professional societies, and am currently on an industrial wastes committee for the Water Environment Federation, and have taught courses in remediation in the US and abroad. I have written one book on Remediation of petroleum Contaminated Sites, and have a second book on PRACTICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT to be published by John Wiley in September, 2006. I've also written over 30 articles on various elements of environmental problems and cleanup. Most Recently, I have addressed a NATO Scientific and Techical Conference on Ecoterrorism, and have worked with the same group on remediation of sites contaminated with Chemical Warfare Agent materials and othe materials as well. . I can answer q`s about Chemical and Environmental Engineering, land development, air pollution, water pollution, soil and water cleanup, combustion, international environmental problems, industrial processes chemical processes. Civil and Environmental and Chemical Engineering. Overall, I have over 35 years of experience in this area. Note: I do not answer homework questions

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