Missouri Governor Recognizes MCS!

No kidding, this is true. Many, many thanks go out to Jeanne H. of Jefferson City for helping to make this happen and for letting me post this on this website. Missouri's proclomation should be the model for the rest of the nation.

Office of the Governor
State of Missouri
Proclamation

Whereas, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity ( MCS ) is a chronic condition for which there is no known cure; and

Whereas, MCS can result from a single massive episode of exposure or repeated low-level exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental irritants; and

Whereas, MCS symptoms include chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, rashes, asthma, short term memory loss, headaches, and other respiratory and neurological problems; and

Whereas, MCS is recognized by the Americans with Disability Act, the Social Security Administration, U.S. Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other governmental agencies and commissions; and

Whereas, because MCS can cause major personal financial, employment, housing, health, and social consequences, people living with MCS need support and understanding as they seek new lifestyles that accommodate the limitations caused by their affliction:

NOW , THEREFORE, I, MEL CARNAHAN, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, do hereby proclaim May 11 - 17, 1998, to be

MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY WEEK

In Missouri and urge the citizens of the state to support efforts to find a cure for this disability.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, this 11th day of May, 1998.

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