Exactly How Chemicals in Everyday Products Accelerate Every Disease You’ve Heard Of

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chemicals in every day products

Written by Brandon Baker from EcoWatch. Published with permission.

Soup of chemicals

The recent March Against Monsanto proves that our awareness of chemicals has ballooned over the years, but do we truly understand how many chemicals we put in our bodies and just how unavoidable many of them are?

This Earth Focus report discusses the “soup of chemicals” our bodies take in every day from food, cosmetics or simply breathing. Even worse, the 84,000 chemicals that are legal for commerce in the U.S. are accelerating every disease or condition you’ve ever heard of—diabetes, asthma, cancer, a slew of birth defects and so much more.

Watch UNSAFE: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals in its entirety…

There are 13,000 chemicals in cosmetics, but only 10 percent of them have been evaluated for safety.

Erin Switalski, executive director of Women’s Voices for the Earth, estimates that there are 13,000 chemicals in cosmetics, but only 10 percent of them have been evaluated for safety. The 27-minute report features several other examples that touch every aspect of our lives. 

The chemicals industry earned $763 billion in sales in 2011 and provides about 3 million jobs. Those figures likely explain how the industry goes largely unregulated, even in the face of the deterioration of human health.

The episode goes on to explore how low-dose exposures to different chemicals can quickly add up, the increased chemical risk experienced by low-income communities and what—if anything—can be done about all of this.

EARTH FOCUS airs every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on Link TV. Episodes are also available to watch online at linktv.org.

Bonus:

Listen to this excellent Green Divas podcast  featuring Susan Freinkel talking about how pesticides impact our children, and also some new segments.

Watch Unacceptable Levels, a documentary about Director Ed Brown‘s quest to learn about toxic chemicals in everyday products and they might be impacting his family’s health.

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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.

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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.

Asst. Ed. ~ Green Diva Gal

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