There are 80,000 chemicals circulating in our environment. Only 5 have been banned, even though mountains of scientific evidence show just how vulnerable we are to most of the chemicals we encounter. Cancer. Learning disabilities. Birth defects. More and more proof exists that there is a link between these illnesses that ruin our lives and the chemicals we’re exposed to on a daily basis.
“The Human Experiment,” a stunning new film executive produced by Oscar-winner Sean Penn, promises to “life the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us.”
The film tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals they encounter in every day life. The compelling narrative also takes viewers “to the front lines” as activists for a safer, healthier world go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry.
Through this movie, the activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers…until now. It also suggests ways each and everyone of us can fight back – with a message that’s near and dear to our Big Green Purse heart. By shifting our spending to the greenest products and services available, we can protect ourselves and our families, and send a powerful message to corporations that if they don’t clean up their act and phase out the use of toxic chemicals, they can count us out as customers.
“The Human Experiment” will available online starting April 17. It is also being shown in select theaters nationwide. You can order your own copy or take in a viewing here.
It’s definitely a “Don’t Miss!”
(Many thanks to Rachel Sarnoff at MommyGreenest for giving me the heads-up on this!)