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 Governor John Engler
Hereby issues this Executive Declaration in Observance of
May 12 - 18, 2002 

      WHEREAS, people of all ages have developed the condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, often following either single massive chemical exposure or repeated low level exposures to chemicals in the environment; and

      WHEREAS, individuals who suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity frequently also experience one or more of the overlapping conditions known, as Chronic Fatigue/Immune Deficiency Syndrome, fibromyalgia, and Gulf War Syndrome; and

      WHEREAS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, a chronic condition for which there is neither a proven treatment nor a cure, typically affects several major organ systems with multiple symptoms that can include difficulty breathing, sleeping, or concentrating, as well as memory loss, migraines, nausea, abdominal pain, chronic fatigue, aching joints and muscles, disorders of the skin, and sensory dysfunctions; and

      WHEREAS, people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity often have profound
problems with health, finances, employment, housing, public access, and personal relationships; and

      WHEREAS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other state and federal government agencies and commissions which have supported the health and welfare of people with this condition;

      NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Engler, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby declare May 12 - 18, 2002, as MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY AWARENESS WEEK in Michigan

Given under my hand on this tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand and two and of the Commonwealth one hundred and sixty-five.