By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 9/18/2018
Posted: 6/16/2010
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All about every toxin to which I've been exposed.

My upcoming appointment with Dr. Crinnion's office comes with a request that I pre-fill out an 11-page questionnaire. This document is intended to give the examiner a feel for my life-long toxin exposure…a tricky task, since, as we go through our day-to-day lives, we don't usually tally our exposure to various environmental toxins which, by definition, always surround us.

The form I downloaded from SCNM's website included two tables, one for my residence history, one for my job history. Given that I am 59 and have literally lived in nearly three dozen different locations, with at least as many different jobs, it didn't seem to me that the form would be adequate. So I mimicked both online.

Residence History

Location Dates City, Suburb, Rural Amount of Traffic Age of Building Type of Residence Known Exposures Moved for Health Reasons?
Styertowne Apartments
Styertowne, NJ
1951-1952 Apt The apartment above ours caught fire. Mom smoked. N
MacArthur Avenue
Garfield, NJ
1952-1958 City Moderate N/A Converted factory Building had been a rubber tool factory.

Mom smoked. Mothballs.

N
River Road
Victory, VT
1958-1961 Rural Almost none 100 years Farmhouse Lived in house through remodeling (new wood, drywall, paint, shingles); kerosene oil lamps (I cleaned and filled them; kerosene stored in back room tank). Lead pipes.

Mom smoked. I played with liquid mercury (fun to smear it on fingers). Oil heat, gas heat. Wood stove, oil stove, gas stove. Gas refrigerator. Mothballs.

N
Val's Motel
Concord, VT
Winters 1959, 1960 Rural Little N/A Efficiency Apt Mom smoked. N
St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL
1961-1963 City Little 50 years House My room was a remodeled porch, work done when we moved in.

Mom, Grandma, and Grandpa all smoked. Mothballs.

N
B Street
St. Augustine Beach, FL
1963-1968 Suburb Almost none 0 years (new house) House Nightly visits by mosquito control truck all summer; we used to run after the truck and let it spray us.

Mom, Grandma, and Grandpa all smoked. Mom sprayed Lysol liberally, 409, etc.

N
Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL
1968-1971 City Little 40 years? House Brand-new sofa bed; I did woodworking in school and built some furniture. Mom and Grandpa all smoked. Mom sprayed Lysol liberally. N
Laurel St.
Palatka, FL
1972 City Moderate N/A Garage apartment (but no cars stored while we were there) N
Breezy Brae Trailer Park
Wildwood Dr.
St. Augustine, FL
1972 Rural Almost none 5 years? Mobile home N
San Sebastian Av.
St. Augustine, FL
1972 City Just off highway N/A Apt in converted house N
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1973-1974 City Moderate N/A Garden Apt N
Great Lakes NTC
Illinois
1974-1975 Moderate Old House Various shots, chemicals, tools, etc. N
USS Yosemite 1975 Ship Ship All kinds of fuels, smells, solvents, etc. N
Bakersfield, FL 1976-1977 Rural Little, but what there was, was diesel equipment 40 years ? House Insect repellent (lots). Gas heat. N
W 15th St
Panama City, FL
1977 City (Park) Some diesel equipment exposure 40 years ? House Gas heat. N
Pensacola, FL 1978-1979 City Little 7 years ? Mobile home N
Manassas, VA 1979-1980 City Little N/A Townhouse New foam mattress. N
Omaha, NE 1980-1981 City Moderate N/A Apt N
Blair, NE 1981-1982 Town Moderate ancient House Mold. N
Elkton, FL 1982 Rural Almost none 7 years ? Mobile home Insect repellent. N
Silver Spring, MD 1983 Suburb Moderate N//A Apt N
Inlet Court
Reston, VA
1983-1985 Suburb Moderate N/A Townhouse Waterbed. N
Bluefish Lane
Fort Myers, FL
1986 City Moderate N/A Townhouse Waterbed. N
Winterthur Apartments
Winterthur Ln
Reston, VA
1987 Suburb Moderate N/A Apt Chlorinated pool.

Waterbed.

N
Deep Wood
Reston, VA
1988-1989 Suburb Moderate N/A Townhouse Waterbed. Fireplace (rarely used). N
various places in Florida 1990 Suburb Moderate N/A Apt Several new apartments; chlorinated pools. Waterbed. N
Countryside Village
Village Circle Way
Manchester, NH 03102
1991-1992 Outskirts Little N/A Apt When my mother stayed with me, frequent and liberal use of Lysol. Waterbed. N
Eagle Nest Way
Manchester, NH
1992-1997 Hilltop Little (but adjacent to highway) 10 years? Townhouse Waterbed. N
Snowflake, AZ Sep-Dec 1997 Rural None ancient Mobile home Beneath mobile home, piles of rat feces. Gas stove. Gas refrigerator. N
Miller Trail Road
Snowflake, AZ
1998-1999 Rural Almost none 10 years? Manufactured home N
Greenbrian Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382
1999-2001 City Moderate N/A House Mom's Lysol. Glade plug-ins air freshener. Febreze. Commercial pest control treatments. N
N 90th Lane
Peoria, AZ 85381
2001-2005 City Little N/A House Mom's Lysol. Pets sprayed for fleas; flea collars. Glade plug-ins air freshener. Febreze. Commercial pest control treatments. N
E Lobo Ave
Mesa, AZ 85209
2005-2009 Suburb Little 4 years House Pets sprayed for fleas; flea collars. Glade plug-ins air freshener.

Febreze. Commercial pest control treatments.

N
E Natal Ave
Mesa, AZ 85209
2009- Suburb Little 10 years House On golf course, with pool. Pets have flea collars. Glade plug-ins air freshener.

Febreze. Commercial pest control treatments.

N

Employment History

Workplace Dates Full-Time (Y/N) Type of Industry Job Duties Known Exposures Protective Equipment Missed Work for Health Reasons?
Stanley Chair Company 10/1969 - 12/1969 Y Furniture Manufacturer Cushion-Stuffer Foam rubber, Polyurethane foam, formaldehyde, dust None N
Sears 1/1970 - 3/1970 Y Auto Parts Department Inventory Oils, cleaners None N
Hungry Pelican 2/1972 - 3/1972 N Fast Food Restaurant Cook, Cashier Cooking oils, degreasers None N
Palm Coast 4/1972 - 5/1972 Y Real Estate Tour Guide None N
WAOC 6/1972 - 12/1972 Y Radio Station Disc Jockey None N
Hollywood Elevator Cab Company 1 week in January, 1973 Y Manufacturing Various Spray laminate Goggles N
King Pest Control 4/1973 - 3/1974 Y Pest Control Technician Various insecticides None N
security company 5-1974 - 7/1974 Y Security Guard Watch railroad car in woods to make sure no one stole it An incident in which I accidentally Maced myself None N
US Navy 8/1974 - 12/1975 Y Electronics Technician Recruit, Trainee, then repaired electronic equipment Shipboard environment: Diesel fumes, solvents, etc.

Once got seriously shocked by electricity.

None N
Florida State Division of Forestry 1976 - 1977 Y Fire Control Dispatcher Climb fire tower, spot fires, radio rangers to put them out Insecticide to kill wasps in tower; diesel fumes; once or twice exposed to forest fire smoke None Y (Kidney Stone)
Student / Environmental Protection Agency 1978 - 1979 Y Computer Programmer Designed and wrote computer programs None N
Self-Employed 1979 - 1985 Y Computer Programmer Designed and wrote computer programs None Y (Kidney Stone)
GBSI 1986 Y Computer Programmer

Designed and wrote computer programs Worked in a factory-like environment, with various chemicals and exposure to paper dust and cigarette smoke None N
Self-Employed 1987 - 1993 Y Computer Programmer

Designed and wrote computer programs None N
Self-Employed 1993 - 2001 Y Corporate Instructor Taught one-week programming courses all over US, plus Canada, Mexico and Germany Various environments including factories, offices, weekly air travel None N
Schneider National Carriers 2002 - 2003 Y Truck Driver Drove a "big rig" up and down west coast Diesel fumes, plus one incident of spraying diesel on myself (got in eyes, nose, mouth) None Y (Got a double hernia on the job)
Self-Employed 2003 - 2004 Y Computer Programmer Designed and wrote computer programs None Y (Developed cellulitis, spent week in hospital)
Self-Employed 2005 Y Computer Programmer Designed and wrote computer programs Building had moldy smell None N (But developed severe red eye that never really went away)
Self-Employed 2006 - present Y Computer Programmer Designed and wrote computer programs None N (and everyone else in my building is constantly sick) (I do usually sneeze in the building though)