When the book, “Missing. A Life Broken by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity” came into bookstores, the sales were surprisingly high. The author of this book, Eva Caballé, is chemically sensitive and can exist only within the walls of her safe apartment. Several air filtering machines run day and night. She can tolerate only a few foods, and her water must be specially filtered. Visitors are not allowed into her apartment because the fragrance and detergent residues could cause her to experience a severe reaction. Despite the severity of her disease, this Spanish woman insists on enlightening the public about this condition. Her blog, NO FUN, became her mouthpiece and is read daily by thousands.
Through interviews which Eva’s husband David gave on TV, radio, and to newspapers, Eva’s story was known before her published book was on the shelves. Now her book will be made into a radio series.
Last month, David gave interviews for a radio program called “Vital Space” which discusses chronic illnesses. The program producers were enthusiastic about Eva’s book and want to make the public more aware of chemical sensitivity. Details regarding MCS are not yet well know in Spain.
The response was enormous, which led to the idea of the MCS book as a radio series.
Eva and her husband David agreed, and wrote an editorial for this series. Two professional actors, whose voices are very similar to Eva and David have been hired. A moderator has also been hired to coordinate the recordings. The whole book has been set to music and accompanied by background music. The series will begin next Fall. For each chapter there will be ten minutes of airtime available. Over a period of 21 weeks radio listeners will experience the naked truth about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
Author: Silvia K. Müller, CSN – Chemical Sensitivity Network, July 26, 2010.
Translation: Many thanks to Christi Howarth!
Articles written by Eva Caballé:
Naked Truth about MCS
Metamorphosis inside Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Dreams that kill
Manifesto – We know they are lying to us
Interview with Eva Caballé about her book “Missing. A Life Broken by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity”