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
Showing posts with label multiple chemical sensitivity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label multiple chemical sensitivity. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The North Carolina Poetry Society recognizes health issues of members

The most heart-felt appreciation goes out to the editor and others in the North Carolina Poetry Society for their support of those of us who must deal with chemical fragrances in today’s society. In the most recent issue of Pine Whispers, the jam-packed informational newsletter of the poetry society, a small article titled  “Clearing the Air” requests those who attend meetings of NCPS refrain from using scented products.
Artificial scents in deodorant, aftershave, hair products, cologne, shampoo, laundry detergents or other personal care and cleaning products release chemicals into the air, causing breathing difficulty and other adverse reactions for some people. 

See for more information on the contests sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society. 

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.