Thursday, May 2, 2013

May is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Awareness Month!

May is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Awareness Month!

"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber

May is MCS Awareness month!
 
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) affects over 48 million men, women, and children of all races. Even though MCS is of widespread epidemic prevalence, public awareness of the toxicity of common environmental insults and ways to manage and accommodate MCS remain limited.

MCS America works to educate the public and advocate for people with MCS, specifically to gain medical, legal, and social recognition for multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) as a disorder of organic biological origin induced by toxic environmental insults.  We also work to ensure that environmental toxicants are identified, reduced, regulated, and enforced. 
 
Chemicals cause many health problems in addition to MCS.  Among them are asthma, cancer, allergies, and many more!  Everyone can benefit from learning more about chemical exposures and how to limit them and find less toxic alternatives.  So let's get talking!
 
Many events are occurring around the United States this year, including a nationwide walkathon on May 5th and legislation towards safer chemicals.  Won't you join us for this important observance?
 
Brochures and signs are available for download, printing, and distribution free of charge at http://mcs-america.org/index_files/MCSBrochuresPostersSigns.htm.  There are also activist materials free for download, printing, and distribution at http://mcs-america.org/index_files/ReadytoGoMCSActivist.htm.

One of the greatest ways to generate awareness is to wear clothing and accessories which mention and promote MCS. MCS America has provided several designs to Cafe Press on a volunteer basis to further the awareness of MCS and to support the mission of MCS America. All the designs are available in yellow shirts and bags. Cafe Press prints these designs and sells the items from their website. Our Cafe Press mark-up is 0%, so we take no income from this project and buyers pay Caf√© Press's wholesale cost only.  Sample designs are available at http://mcs-america.org/index_files/MCSstore.htm.

Happy MCS Awareness Month from MCS America!

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