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North Carolina MCS Proclamation
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Beverly Eaves Perdue, Governor of the State of North Carolina, has issued a Proclamation for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month:
The Proclamation reads:
MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES AWARENESS MONTH
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
WHEREAS, people of all ages have developed the condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), often following either a single massive chemical exposure or repeated low-level exposures to chemicals in the environment; and
WHEREAS, MCS is a chronic condition for which there is neither a proven treatment nor a cure, and which usually presents with several of the following signs and symptoms: chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, asthma, cognitive difficulties involving memory and concentration, headaches, and other respiratory and neurological problems; and
WHEREAS, MCS can have a profound impact in the areas of employment, housing, access, personal relationships, and economic well-being for those who have this condition; and
WHEREAS, the health of the general population is at risk from chemical exposures leading to illnesses that can be prevented through the reduction or avoidance of chemicals in the air, water, and food in both indoor and outdoor environments; and
WHEREAS, reasonable accommodations, educational efforts, and recognition of MCS can provide opportunities for people with this condition to enjoy access to work, schooling, public facilities, and other settings where they can contribute their skills, knowledge, ideas, and creativity; and
WHEREAS, individuals with MCS need the understanding and support of family, friends, employers and co-workers, medical professionals, other members of society, and governmental agencies at all levels to help them cope with the significant and pervasive lifestyle changes imposed by this illness;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BEVERLY EAVES PERDUE, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim May 2012, as "MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES AWARENESS MONTH" in North Carolina, and commend this observance to all our citizens.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this twenty-third day of April in the year of our Lord two thousand and ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
The Proclamation is also available here.
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