A few months ago, I met the filmmaker of Unacceptable Levels, Ed Brown. Since our meeting, I’ve been trying to figure out why he left such a indelible impression on me. I finally came up with these 3 reasons:
- Ed told me a story I could personally relate to. It’s one that is all too common for pregnant women.
- Ed asked questions that we all should be asking every single day because, “You may not feel sick until it’s too late.”
- Ed introduced me to Mariel Hemingway.
1. Ed’s Story After Ed’s wife miscarried for the second time, he became acutely aware of his family’s environmental exposure to toxic chemicals. His suspicions were further confirmed when he read a study that found that more than 200 industrial chemicals make their way into pregnant women. Ed’s questioning led to an investigation to protect his family and yours. Unacceptable Levels tells Ed’s story, and the story of 78 environmental experts and health advocates from around the country that want you to know why we need strong toxic regulations. 2. Ed’s Questions
- Who is profiting from the products and food our family ingests?
- How can we get an unbiased picture of the health impacts?
- Can we shop our way out of this problem?
- Can we innovate our way to safer products?
- As individuals, and collectively, how can we bring about healthy change?
3. Mariel Hemingway Not only has Mariel Hemingway lent her celebrity status to the film and screenings (along with an impressive list of celebs), she is a healthy living advocate mom. I enjoyed meeting Mariel and experience her genuine concern and passion for toxic chemical reform: “Unacceptable Levels is a hugely important film…Sadly, most Americans are misinformed about the 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.”
Ann Arbor, MI October 16, 2013 7:00 PM Michigan Theater 603 East Liberty St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 http://www.tugg.com/venues/329
Cherry Hill, NJ November 4, 2013 7:00 PM AMC Loews Cherry Hill 2121 Route 38 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 http://www.tugg.com/events/5727
Evansville, IN November 4, 2013 7:00 PM AMC Evansville 5600 Pearl Dr. Evansville, IN 47712 http://www.tugg.com/events/5715