Toxic Injury Awareness Month

"Toxic Injury Awareness and Education Month" has been declared in 25 states across the nation for May 2010. One such proclamation comes from the state of Nevada.

Whereas; people of all ages throughout the world have developed Toxic Injury, illnesses, and disabilities from toxic exposures; and

Whereas; Toxic Injury is often characterized by medical intolerance to very small amounts of air pollutants, petrochemicals, mold and other toxins found in homes, schools, work places, or everyday products and environment. It can be caused by acute or chronic exposure to one or more chemicals, pesticides, and solvents; and

Whereas; Toxic Injury may include multitude, often disabling illnesses and can be life threatening; and

Whereas; Toxic Injury is a chronic debilitating condition causing serious financial, employment, learning, housing, health, social, and other consequences; and

Whereas; the prevalence of these illnesses and the lack of knowledge and qualified doctors clearly warrant further education in this field for the public in general, future as well as practicing doctors, dentists, rescue personnel as well as other health care, social service, rehabilitation, housing, architects, HVAC designers and installers, building maintenance and cleaning personnel, school and employer/supervisory persons at schools, work places and public facilities and pest control personnel. "Applied Knowledge is Power", and that Power can save precious lives; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIM GIBBONS, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2010 as


To read all 25 proclamations, see the "MCS" Beacon Of Hope Foundation's toxic injury website.

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