Homesick: Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Learn about the innovative solutions that people living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) devise in their search for a home that doesn’t make them sick.

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Imagine your house is making you dangerously sick. Common products like paint, carpeting, new building materials and insecticides are now your worst enemies. Your bones ache, you’re feverish, you suffer from extreme headaches, disabling fatigue, mental confusion, asthma and nausea. The longer you stay in your house, the sicker you get but you can’t imagine how or where you’re going to find a safe home. You are one of the millions suffering from the silent epidemic of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS).

In Homesick, Susan Abod hits the road to learn whether other people with MCS are finding safe housing. On her journey to the Southwestern United States, Susan meets people from all walks of life. Their living quarters range from a house on stilts to tents and a teepee.

Join Susan as she explores a little known world and discovers how people are coping with this growing epidemic.

Homesick: Living With Multiple Chemical Sensitivities is a 56-minute documentary that is available to watch. It was Directed by Susan Abod, and Produced by Basil Shadid.

Questions addressed in the documentary:

  • How many others were going through this nightmare?
  • How did they get sick?
  • Were they having as much trouble as Susan was finding and keeping a safe place to live?
  • How were people coping with such an overwhelming and often isolating condition?
  • Was one area of the country (such as the Southwest) safer to live in than another?
  • Does safer housing ever get people with MCS well?

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