Unacceptable Levels: Must-See Film about Toxic Chemicals in Our Daily Lives

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Unacceptable Levels
Listen to Filmmaker Ed Brown in this Green Divas Radio Show Green Dude segment…

Unacceptable levels of chemicals are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat . . . Even the things we put on our skin!

Over 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce—many of which have never been tested for safety—and, in many cases straight into our bodies.

And regular guy Ed Brown from Pennsylvania—concerned about the toxic chemicals his family was being exposed to every day—made a documentary film about it.

He traveled around the country on a shoe string budget to interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy and law and learned there are unacceptable levels of toxic chemicals in so many things.  Even our bodies— synthetic industrial (and, you guessed it, toxic) chemicals interact with our cells every single day. Even our unborn children are affected with babies being born “pre-polluted.”

His documentary dissects the ways chemicals saturate our homes and environment amid a backdrop of lax regulation. It chronicles the results of the post-WWII chemical boom and details common avenues of exposure, from food and water to beauty products.

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Unacceptable Levels

Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.


Some unacceptable facts gleaned 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 percent increase in allergies
    • 300 percent increase in asthma
    • 400 percent  increase in ADHD
  • $1.7 Trillion of the GDP is spent on treating disease every year.

What others are saying about the film…

“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 makes it impossible to hide behind the numbers. It not only changes the way that you look at the world, but the way that we look at ourselves.”

~ Randy Hayes
Founder, Rainforest Action Network

“Unacceptable Levels is Powerful. It tells the story of toxic chemicals in just about every aspect of our lives, and the egregious lack of regulation. Our ability to protect our families is at stake.”

~ Joan Blades
Co-founder of MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org

“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

“With this remarkably important film, Ed Brown captures the seamy side of the chemical revolution and forces us to confront the need to make the future safer than the past.”

~ Dr. Devra Lee Davis, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Founder and President of the Environmental Health Trust, author of Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation

About the author / 

Green Diva Lynn

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio, The Green Divas Managing Editor and Producer of the GD Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, comedy and NYR are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking.

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  1. megan@thegreendivas.com'
    Green Diva Meg February 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    loved this film. ed brown is awesome. gotta get him on the show again soon!

    • Green Diva Lynn February 27, 2014 at 6:18 am -  Reply

      Agree! It’s a great film! And Ed is a great guy!

  2. gina@thegreendivas.com'
    Green Diva Gina February 27, 2014 at 6:54 am -  Reply

    I’m totally pre-ordering the film online on April 3. Thanks Lynn!

    • Green Diva Lynn February 27, 2014 at 7:02 am -  Reply

      You can pre-order now, Gina! Then watch it April 3rd :)

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