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...Co-founder of MCS America discusses the latest Multiple Chemical Sensitivity issues.
Lourdes Salvador is the founder of MCS America, a science writer, and a social advocate for the greater awareness of environmental contamination, human toxicology, and propagation of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) as a disorder of organic biological origin induced by toxic environmental insults.
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MCS and EMS Awareness Month May 2012
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by Lourdes Salvador
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 remains limited. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month, May 2012, bestows upon us a great opportunity to work towards increased public awareness of MCS.
Organizations around the world have put forth great effort to establish May of each year as either Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month. Many activities occur around the world during May. A few highlights for May 2012 thus far:
- The Government and Parliament Declaration on MCS & EHS addressed to World Health Organization was presented to the European Union.
- A current world wide effort to have MCS and EHS included as distinct and separate diseases in the ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases, version 11) is underway. The draft ICD-11 is due to be released during May 2012.
- Christiane Tourtet of MCS Homepage has put her annual MCS and EHS awareness month display in her Florida library.
- They Mayor of Cuyahoga, Ohio has signed an MCS resolution.
- The state of Washington has signed an MCS Awareness Month proclamation.
- The state of Wisconsin has signs a proclamation for Gulf War Illness.
- The states of New York, Tennessee, Mississippi, and city of Roswell, New Mexico have signed healthy schools proclamations.
- The United States Centers for Disease Control & Preventions had designated April 30–May 4, 2012 as Air Quality Awareness Week.
- Many states have declared poison prevention week, hazardous materials week, and toxic injury awareness month.
For more, see: http://mcs-america.org/index_files/proclamations.htm
For more articles on this topic, see: MCSA News.
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