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MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES AWARENESS WEEK

1998

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, people of all ages have developed a condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity as a result of single massive exposure or repeated low levels of toxic chemicals and other irritants in the environment; and

WHEREAS, the symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity are not limited to chronic fatigue, muscle and joints pain, rashes, asthma, short term memory loss, headaches, and other respiratory and neurological problems; and

WHEREAS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is a chronic condition for which there is no cure and can have consequences such as causing problems with personal finances, employment, housing, health and other social consequences for those afflicted with this condition; and

WHEREAS, individuals with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity need the support and understanding of family, friends, co-workers and other members of society as they struggle with this illness and adapt to new lifestyles;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES B. HUNT JR., Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim May 11 -1 7,1998, as "MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES AWARENESS WEEK" in North Carolina, and commend this observance to all our citizens.

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 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the Sate of North Carolina in the capitol in Raleigh this eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-first.