Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Help, We Exist

MCS America is launching a petition drive to give a nudge in the right direction to powerful U.S. organizations that should be doing something about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). The web-based advocacy group has been publishing a free on-line newsletter since August. Last I knew, the head of the group's board of directors, Lourdes "Sal" Salvador, was spearheading its activities out of the van in which she lives due to her MCS. (Gotta love her.)

With permission, I've copied below the one-sentence petition statement to be delivered to the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. In my understanding, the group will send out a more detailed letter over the signature of its leaders on the 1st of February and there will be additional opportunities for the rest of us to lend support then.

I hereby petition the AMA, CDC, and NIEHS to support further studies, endorse the full recognition of MCS as a physiological medical condition, and to educate physicians about MCS and environmental illness for the betterment of public health.

To sign the petition send a message with your name, state, and any title/affiliations to:

petition@mcs-america.org

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you MA for joining in with true teamwork to achieve the success of MCS awareness and education. Your actions regarding this matter are surely appreciated by many!
Wanda Finney

Ian Turvill said...

I'm so excited to see that you've added a petition to promote recognition and understanding of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. I shall be blogging about it at healthygreenblog.typepad.com (or www.HealthyGreenBlog.com).