The Most Important Documentary Film You’ll See This Year: Unacceptable Levels

by JP Scheetz on March 26, 2014

unacceptable-levels-documentaryHave you ever wondered how many chemicals you come into contact with every day? Ed Brown asked himself this very question.

And after his healthy wife suffered two miscarriages, he set out on a quest to find the answer, documenting his journey in the film Unacceptable Levels. And the answer to the question? We are in contact with over 80,000 chemicals in our daily lives.

For some reason, people trust that a product is nontoxic simply because it’s for sale in a store. But we can no longer base a product’s safety on its mere existence.

We’ve all read about the proliferation of chemicals after World War II. Are the following statistics just a coincidence?

  • Autism now affects 1 in 50 children.
  • In the U.S., cancer is now the leading cause of death (after accidents) for children under 15 years old.
  • Allergies have increased 400%.
  • Asthma has increased 300%.
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased 400%.

In celebration of Earth Day 2014, Green Lifestyles Network showed the film, “Unacceptable Levels”, at the West Hollywood Library in West Hollywood, California. After the showing, there was a lively panel discussion as well as Q&A session.

This is probable one of the most important film to see this year.

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JP Scheetz

JP Scheetz is the Blogging Manager for Green Lifestyles Network and a freelance writer and editor. Ever since she was little, she has had a deep concern for how human beings treat the environment. As a Girl Scout, she was taught that when spending time in nature, we should leave no trace, and believes this is a philosophy to live by, as we are mere passers-by on this planet. JP has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and a Master’s Degree in Education. She likes to spread wildflower seeds in abandoned lots and agrees with Albert Einstein who said, “I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.”

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