So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thank you, Governor Perdue

Those of us who live with the affects of MCS appreciate the governors who have brought attention to this miserable and dangerous health issue.  Massachusetts has also proclaimed May as MCS month. Read below to learn why many of us wear masks out in public.


Christiane Tourtet B.A.
North Carolina Governor Beverly Eaves Perdue signed a proclamation declaring May 2012 as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month in the State of North Carolina. As stated in the Proclamation, people of all ages have developed a condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) often following either a single massive chemical exposure or repeated low-level exposures to chemicals in the environment, and that MCS is a chronic condition for which there is neither a proven treatment nor a cure, and which usually presents with several of the following signs and symptoms: chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, asthma, cognitive difficulties involving memory and concentration, headaches and other respiratory and neurological problems, and that MCS can have profound impact in the area of employment, housing, access, personal relationships, and economic well-being for those who have this condition.



  1. Wow! Good for Governor Perdue. I'm glad to hear she understands the problem some people have with chemicals. Great news!

  2. Yes, Brenda, the word is finally getting out that our use of chemicals is bad for all of us. We who struggle with MCS are just the canaries in the coal mine.
    I heard yesterday that a woman who has been selling candles with the chemical odors to them, now has to keep them closed up. She can't tolerate the damage they are doing to her system.
    Sadly, this could lead to even more chemicals that make her ill.

    I don't know why the FDA continues to allow the dangerous use of these chemicals in things we buy right off the shelf in stores. I'm not one who longs for the "good old days" but I'd like for manufacturers to go back to using flowers, and things of nature to make perfume and smells in products.


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