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  • EcoTech Living Sanctuary test unit up and running EcoTech Living Sanctuary test unit up and running

    Douglas Busch, founder and CEO of ecoTECH, has just shared with us that their Living Sanctuary test unit for environmentally sensitive clients is now up and running in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The unit was tested yesterday and he reports that "the results came out better than we could have hope...

  • Environmental illness recognized by the NY Times Environmental illness recognized by the NY Times

    The NY Times published a photo essay entitled "Canaries" featuring survivors of environmental illness (EI) in the Sunday Review section of last week's Sunday Times, dated September 18, 2011. The photographs were taken by fellow EI survivor Thilde Jensen, who has since mostly recovered from the c...

  • EcoTech Living Sanctuary test unit update EcoTech Living Sanctuary test unit update

    In May we shared about a safer housing prototype being built by ecoTECH design studio for the chemically sensitive community that was scheduled to be ready for testing in Quakertown, Pennsylvania earlier this month. Due to typical construction delays for a project of this sort, the schedule has been...

  • Safer housing prototype available for testing July 2011 Safer housing prototype available for testing July 2011

    EcoTec Living Sanctuary prototype EcoTECH Design Studio of Malibu, California has announced that they are now taking reservations from interested parties for testing their MCS housing unit, the EcoTec Living Sanctuary. The prototype unit is being installed on a 16-acre parcel in Quakertown, Pen...

  • The MCS Survivalist: Tent Living Parts 2 & 3 The MCS Survivalist: Tent Living Parts 2 & 3

    by Lisa Pausmann In Part 1, we discovered how to improvise shelter for living outdoors with moderate to severe multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). I also provided a list of camping gear that will aid in surviving occasional snows, deep freezes, or torrential rains. Now I will cover the ski...

  • The MCS Survivalist: Tent Living Part 1 The MCS Survivalist: Tent Living Part 1

    by Lisa Pausmann Death or injury is a real threat when someone with little outdoor experience becomes homeless in the dead of winter. Hundreds of people with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) will be homeless this year and many turn to camping for shelter. This guide is for those with moder...

  • The Search for a Safe Community The Search for a Safe Community

    by Mary Rives and Keith Carlson When it comes to finding safe housing, everyone with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) will agree that this is one of the most daunting challenges of living with this most highly inconvenient and disheartening medical condition. After living in New England...

  • A Winding Path A Winding Path

    by Loe Griffith and Kathy Hemenway This is the story of how Loe Griffith has faced the challenges of chemical and electrical hypersensitivities (MCS and EHS), and how she adapted to her sensitivities and made a life in southern Arizona. She hopes that in telling her story she will be able to ...

  • Environmentally Safer Spec Houses: A Healthy Investment Environmentally Safer Spec Houses: A Healthy Investment

    interview with Joy Beach Thomas, builder of non-toxic houses Exterior covered walkway Julie Genser: Hello Joy. Thank you for agreeing to this virtual interview with us about your experiences as a spec house builder/investor specializing in housing for people with chemical sensitivities (MCS)...

  • Nesting Instinct: Bedding Options for the Chemically Sensitive Nesting Instinct: Bedding Options for the Chemically Sensitive

    by Julie Genser As anyone with a serious chronic illness knows, one's bed is an important place for deep healing to occur. When challenged with severe chemical sensitivities, bed frames, mattresses, sheets and bedding can become huge obstacles between you and a night of stress-free, rejuvenat...