The Hidden Chemicals We Are Exposing Our Families To

Laurentine ten Bosch LAURENTINE TEN BOSCH

Did you know that 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce, and many are going straight into our bodies? We live in a world that is making leaps and bounds in technology yet we are slowing killing ourselves through production and manufacturing. We have defied historical illness through innovation and sanitation and are living the longest lives possible, but now we are going backwards? 

Globally disease levels are on the rise and of most concern are those diseases that are non-communicable, the ones that our society is giving rise too. The worst part of all is that even our unborn children are being affected. It’s no surprise as we are constantly exposed to synthetic industrial chemicals on a daily basis. Our cells are inundated with toxicity and are battling the fight against free radicals produced from this unnatural world we live in. Imagine the stress our cells are under with over 200 foreign chemicals from everyday products saturating our biology, we are talking the Teflon in our non-stick pan, plastics used in baby teething toys and pesticides sprayed on our food. 

Our burning need for technology, usability, preservation and automation is taking it’s toll and it’s finally evident that we are really doing ourselves serious harm. Modern science really didn’t understand what that could mean for all of us in the long run, but hopefully that is all changing. The question really is, why have we left it so late to discover the damaging effects of the industrial and modern revolution? Theories about the causes abound, yet the issues are complex and often muddied by the manoeuvring of political and corporate interests. Once again truth speaks where money is and big corporations with the funds to spend will essentially dictate the outcomes and hide what is in the best interest of population and the world. 

To explore different facets of common chemical exposure, FMTV’s December Film Club release, Unacceptable Levels, was made in consultation with experts in multiple fields and is guided by a father on a personal journey as he attempts to bring these issues to light for everyone with a primary goal to determine whether we can prevent disease before it strikes us. Unacceptable Levels opens the door to conversations about the chemical burden our bodies carry so that we can make informed decisions now and in the future.  Watch the trailer below! 

The film poses challenges to our companies, our government, and our society to do something about a nearly-unseen threat with the inspired knowledge that small changes can generate a massive impact. 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.