Since its inception in 2006, MCS America has worked to gain medical, legal, and social recognition for multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) as a disorder of organic biological origin induced by toxic environmental insults; provided support and referral services to the individuals with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), and other environmental illnesses; and worked toward ensuring that environmental toxicants are identified, reduced, regulated, and enforced through promoting effective legislation. This is only possible because of community involvement.
On behalf of MCS America and our MCS community, I humbly thank Governor Abercrombie and Lt. Governor Schatz for this gracious proclamation. Their recognition of MCS America's outreach efforts to people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is greatly appreciated. This proclamation will be used to foster awareness of this health crisis, encourage policy and procedure changes to support people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and make public services and places accessible to people with MCS in Hawaii and all across America.
To view and download the 2011 Hawaii proclamation in PDF format, see http://www.mcs-america.org/hawaii2011mcs.pdf.
A special thank you also goes to Susie Collins at the Canary Report for working with me on the proclamation request. Susie operates one of the best online social networks in the U.S. for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. For more information, visit http://www.thecanaryreport.org/.
Every year countless individuals and organizations across the United States request proclamations for many forms of environmental illness, including:
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Indoor Toxic Mold
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Gulf War Illness
For more information on how to request a proclamation and plan for awareness events, download a free event planning kit at http://tinyurl.com/69dexwx.
Para obtener más información sobre cómo solicitar una proclama y el plan de actividades de sensibilización, consulte http://tinyurl.com/6ko73c2.
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