November 11, 2013

The Human Experiment. ~ Karissa Kneeland {Trailer}

“More than 80,000 chemicals are available in the United States. 200 have been tested for safety. Only five have been regulated by the EPA”.

The fact that it takes constant and significant effort to avoid slews of unregulated chemicals in our day to day lives is preposterous, to say the least. We must wonder which chemicals line our coffee cups, which shampoos are hormonally disrupting us with phthalates, and whether our water filters are effectively removing the cocktail of chemicals in our tap water. Is there anything being done to move forward in updating and enforcing stricter chemical regulations?

It is easy to become overwhelmed by the behemoth industries that have vesting financial interests in continuing to churn out these chemicals into our lives. However, we cannot accept the damage that is being done to both the health of our bodies and the health of our planet.

But what can we do?

The first step is awareness. If we turn a blind eye to our chemical drenched surroundings, the problem will only worsen.

The Human Experimenta documentary from Emmy winning directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy Jr. and narrated by actor Sean Penn, is shining some much needed light on the chemical industries that are profiting off of polluting our lives. It will be screening at this Fall’s film festivals. Wider release is expected for early next year.

Here is the film’s synopsis from their Facebook page:

“The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us. Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise.
From Oscar® winner Sean Penn and Emmy® winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, The Human Experiment tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been effected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry.
These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers…until now.”


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Ed: Bryonie WIse

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