Unacceptable Levels

Ever wonder about the chemicals that went into manufacturing your stuff? With little regulations, there are now over 80,000 chemicals used to manufacture furniture, cosmetics, clothing, toys, cookware and grow your food. You might wonder, “Why does that matter and what can I do?”.

Directors

Edward Brown

Country

USA 

Year

2012

Running Time

90 mins 

Watch the Film

www.unacceptablelevels.com

   

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Unacceptable_Levels.jpgEver wonder about the chemicals that went into manufacturing your stuff? With little regulations, there are now over 80,000 chemicals used to manufacture furniture, cosmetics, clothing, toys, cookware and grow your food. You might wonder, “Why does that matter and what can I do?”. Unacceptable Levels sets out to answer those questions by taking the viewer on a guided tour of the key vectors in which we are exposed to this chemical soup. Drawing on an impressive array of experts, the film helps the viewer understand that they can do to reduce their exposure to these chemicals in their daily lives and what needs to be done to effectively regulate them. Winner of the Health & Environment Prize at the 30th International Film Festival in Paris, Unacceptable Levels, according to Randy Hayes, Founder of the Rainforest Action Network, “…makes it impossible to hid behind the numbers. It not only changes the way you look a the world, but the way we look at ourselves.

Screening: June 02, 2013 at New People Cinema. SF Premiere.

With Panel Discussion: Green Chemistry
Find out more about what we can do to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals and build a movement to regular them.

With Edward Brown director, Unacceptable Levels; Susan Cann, producer, Unacceptable Levels; Kevin Connelly, Associate Director, Earth Island Institute; Michael Green, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Health; Anuja Mendiratta, CA Nail Salon Collaborative; National Healthy Nail Salon Alliance; Karl Palmer, Chief, Safer Consumer Products Branch, California Department of Toxic Substances Control; Karen Topakian, Chair, Greenpeace Inc (moderator).