June 12th, 2013

Unacceptable Levels: A Film About the Chemicals in Our Bodies and How They Got There

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And know that of all the people out there, you finally found someone that can truly make a difference. That person is – and always has been – you.” ~ Ed Brown, Debut filmmaker “Unacceptable Levels”

 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.

Some Unacceptable Facts from the film:

  • 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.

Ed is touring the country this summer, with a bicoastal premiere June 12 at the ArcLight Hollywood in California and at the Avon Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut. He’ll be joined in Hollywood by Mariel Hemingway, Gary Hirschberg, Christopher Gavigan. Fran Drescher and other passionate environmentalists to inspire others to take action.

The L.A. World Premiere is invite only. But, the first 50 to show without an invitation will get in free!

Tickets for the Connecticut premiere can be purchased at the door.

Premiere screenings in several key cities: Austin (August 3rd), Boulder (July 16th), Chicago (July 24th), San Francisco (July 10th- 11th), and Washington DC (June 20th). First 50 to show up to any of the premieres will be admitted free!

To find a screening in your area, visit UnacceptableLevels.com. New screenings will be added, so be sure to check back often.

Connect with Unacceptable Levels on Facebook and twitter.

What others are saying about Unacceptable Levels…

“Unacceptable Levels is a hugely important film… Sadly, most Americans are misinformed or not informed at all about how many toxic chemicals we are being exposed to 24 hours a day. These toxins are making us sick and quite simply our lives are being threatened. We need to stand up and speak out. We must demand a healthy environment for ourselves and for our children. Unacceptable Levels poignantly reveals how chemicals have invaded our lives.”

—Mariel Hemingway Actress, Author, Healthy Living Advocate

“This movie lives the Healthy Child motto: No one can do everything, everyone can do something.  Ed Brown has done something by creating an amazing, powerful experience that moves all of us to realize how important it is to know how our system works and what we can do to fix it.”

—Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Former Executive Director/CEO Healthy Child, Healthy World

“This film is a huge eye-opener!  Once a parent sees this, they thankfully won’t ever approach their child’s health & future the same way ever again!”

—Jessica Capshaw Gavigan Environmental Advocate and Actress

Are you heading to see the movie? Can’t wait to hear what you think.

 

 

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7 Responses to “Unacceptable Levels: A Film About the Chemicals in Our Bodies and How They Got There”

  1. Bummed that I missed the screening last week in Minneapolis. Hopefully it will show here again sometime.
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  2. Looks very interesting. I’m going to try to make the screening in DC! I’m going to be around there at the time. Thanks for the info! :)
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  3. Great Sarah! Let me know how you like it.

  4. I’m guessing it will Micaela. It’s not even listed for Boston. Hopefully it will make the rounds.

  5. This is an extremely important film! One that must be seen by as many people as possible.

    Many of us who are concerned about toxic exposure and health have been aware of this topic for a long time, but vital information like this needs to reach and influence the larger population. It’s time to wake up and alter the way we live, what we buy, what we eat and drink, and what we put on our bodies.

    I live in New York so I am waiting for the film to be screened in my city. I hope to see it soon.

  6. I completely agree with you. I hope you’re able to see it soon Deborah.

  7. Unacceptable Levels is now available on DVD for pre order. http://disinfo.com/product/unacceptable-levels/

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