Toxic Injury Awareness and Education month

Some states (like Idaho whose proclamation is listed below) have declared this Toxic Injury Awareness and Education Month:

        WHEREAS, people of all ages
throughout the world have developed toxic injury, illnesses and disabilities
from toxic exposures; and

        WHEREAS, toxic injury often is
characterized by medical intolerance to very small amounts of air pollution,
petrochemicals and other toxins found in homes, our everyday products and
environment; and it can be caused by short-term or chronic exposure to one or
more chemicals, frequently pesticides, and solvents; and

        WHEREAS, toxic injury may include
multiple, often disabling illnesses and can be life threatening; and

        WHEREAS, toxic injury is a chronic
debilitating condition for which there is no known cure, causing serious
financial, employment, learning, housing, health, social and other consequences;

        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. “Knowledge is Power,” and that power of knowledge can
save precious lives; and

        WHEREAS, there are diagnostic
codes readily available for toxic effects of many chemicals found in our
everyday environment and surroundings; and

        WHEREAS, those suffering with
toxic injury deserve the same rights, acknowledgment, respect, support and help
allotted to other illnesses and disabilities;

OTTER, Governor of the State of Idaho, do hereby proclaim month of May 2008, to


in Idaho.

Gold State SealIN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great
Seal of the State of Idaho in Boise, Idaho, on this 19th day of March in the
year of our Lord two-thousand and eight and of the Independence of the United
States of America the two hundred thirty-second and of the Statehood of Idaho
the one hundred eighteenth.



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