Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is often characterized by painful heightening sensitivity to very small amounts of indoor and outdoor air pollution, petrochemicals, fragrance, scented products, pesticides, cleaning products, laundry products and other everyday toxins; and
WHEREAS, MCS is a chronic debilitating condition for which there is no known cure, causing financial, employment, learning, housing, health, social and other consequences; and
WHEREAS, the symptoms people report are wide-ranging. They include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, congestion, itching, sneezing, sore throat, chest pain, changes in heart rhythm, breathing problems, muscle pain or stiffness, skin rash, diarrhea, bloating, gas, confusion, trouble concentrating, memory problems and mood changes; and
WHEREAS, today’s number one treatment is the avoidance of toxic chemicals; and
WHEREAS, there are diagnostic codes readily available for toxic effects of many chemicals found in the everyday environment:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2017, as
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 1st day of May 2017.
Kay Ivey