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 Many links and references will be out of date but Barb's research holds up over time.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 Washington

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Awareness Week

May 7-13, 2000


WHEREAS, people of all ages in Washington have reported symptoms that have come to be known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) syndrome; and

WHEREAS, no known cure exists and no common agreement among medical providers exists as to the diagnosis of MCS, which symptoms include chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pains, short term memory loss, headaches and other respiratory and neurological problems; and

WHEREAS, a concern exists that the health of the general population is at risk from chemical exposures that can lead to illnesses that may be preventable by reducing or avoiding chemicals in the air, water and food in both the indoor and outdoor environments; and

WHEREAS, more research and understanding into the causes of MCS is needed; and

WHEREAS, information about MCS can provide opportunities for people who suffer from this syndrome to enjoy access to work, schooling, public facilities and other settings where they can continue to contribute their skill, ideas, creativity, abilities and knowledge; and

WHEREAS, people with MCS need support and understanding as they cope with this syndrome;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gary Locke, governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim May 7-13, 2000 as

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Week

in Washington State, and I urge all citizens to support increased understanding, education and research of MCS.

Signed this 23rd day of February, 2000

Governor Gary Locke

Sealed by the State of Washington Executive Dept.




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