If you are one of those people who saw An Inconvenient Truth and had a change of heart about the environment, or saw Food, Inc. and started to think seriously about how you eat, chances are that you learn best in film form. I have a film for you to see!
Unacceptable Levels is a film about the chemicals in our bodies…and how they got there.
Some Unacceptable Facts film facts:
Autism now affects one in 50 children.
Cancer is the leading cause of death (after accidents) in children younger than 15 years in the United States.
In the last twenty years, the rates of asthma, allergies and ADHD are on the rise:
400% increase in allergies
300% increase in asthma
400% increase in ADHD
$2.6 Trillion of the GDP is spent on treating disease every year.
Chemicals saturate our homes and environment amid a backdrop of a glaring lack of regulation. The film chronicles the results of the post-WWII chemical boom and details common avenues of exposure, from food to fluoride to toxic sludge.*
Ever wonder about chemicals in your day-to-day life?
What’s in the air I breathe? The water I drink? The food I eat? Even the things I put on my skin?
Ed Brown wondered these same things after his wife suffered two miscarriages (they now have two beautiful children). But instead of just wondering, he traveled around the country with his video camera to interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy and law and learned there are unacceptable levels of chemicals in so many things. Including our bodies.
Approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals interact with our cells every single day.
Ed’s documentary dissects the ways chemicals saturate our homes and environment amid a backdrop of a glaring lack of regulation. It chronicles the results of the post-WWII chemical boom and details common avenues of exposure, from food to fluoride to toxic sludge. View the trailer for his award-winning debut film, Unacceptable Levels—about the chemicals in our bodies and how they got there—here.
If you live in Austin or will be there in August, you are in luck! There will be an Austin screening on August 5.
To find a screening in your area, visit UnacceptableLevels.com. New screenings will be added, so be sure to check back often.
For the rest of us, I wanted to give you a heads-up so that you can follow Unacceptable Levels on Facebook now (and also Twitter, if you’d like) so that you know when it is a) in wide release, or b) available on DVD.
I can’t wait for the film to come here so I can force everyone I know to see it! Help me spread the word!
* forbes.com and cms.gov