Barb Wilkie's EHN Website
Last updated 2008

EHN Board President Barb Wilkie was very ill from chemically-induced kidney disease for several years. She passed away May 31, 2011. EHN presents this site both as a tribute and as valuable information. Many links and references will be out of date but Barb's research holds up over time. We will be transferring the site page by page, with updated details, to EHN's main site. If you would like to reach an EHN staff person, please contact us directly.


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The State of Nevada

Executive Department

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Awareness Week

A Proclamation by the Governor

WHEREAS, people of all ages in Nevada have developed a condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity as a result of a single massive exposure or repeated low level exposures to toxic chemicals and other irritants in the environment; and

WHEREAS, MCS is a chronic condition for which there is no known cure and which symptoms include chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, rashes, asthma, short term memory loss, headaches and other respiratory and neurological problems; and

WHEREAS, MCS can cause major financial, employment, housing, health and social consequences for people who have this disability; and

WHEREAS, the health of the general population is at risk from chemical exposures that can lead to illnesses that may be preventable through reduction or avoidance of chemicals in the air, water and food in both the indoor and outdoor environment; and

WHEREAS, MCS is recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, as well as other state and national government agencies and commissions which have supported the health and welfare of the chemically injured; and

WHEREAS, reasonable accommodations, information about and recognition of MCS can provide opportunities for people with this disability to enjoy access to work, schooling, public facilities and other settings where they can continue to contribute their skills, ideas creativity, abilities and knowledge; and

WHEREAS, people with MCS need support and understanding of family, friends, co-workers and society as they struggle with their illness and adapt to new life styles;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kenny C. Guinn, Governor of the State of Nevada, do hereby proclaim the second week of May to be observed as

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Week


In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the Great Seal of the
State of Nevada to be affixed at the State
Capitol in Carson City, this 29th day of
November, in the year of Our Lord one
thousand nine hundred ninety-nine.

(signed) Kenny C. Guinn, Governor

(witnessed) Dean Heller, Secretary of State




[keyed in by barb wilkie from faxed copy]

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The Environmental Health Network (EHN) [of California] is a 501 (c) (3) non profit agency and offers support and information for the chemically injured. Learn from the work of Julia Kendall, get The BEST of the Reactor, join EHN and receive The New Reactor. See what influence the Chemical Manufacturers have had against those of us with EI. The URL for this page is