Do you know that you have hundreds of toxic chemicals in your body right now?
Do you know that our bodies weren’t designed to deal with 24/7 exposure to the kinds of substances we are breathing, ingesting, and absorbing all the time now?
If you have MCS/ES, then yes, you know. If you are involved with the environmental health movement, then yes, you know. If you watched the interview with Bruce Lourie that I shared earlier this year, about his book ToxIn ToxOut, then yes, you know. If you or someone you know has a health condition that has been linked to chemical exposures and pollution, then maybe you know… Otherwise, probably not…
How many of you have any idea what kinds of chemicals are in your body now, and what kinds of health effects they might be having on you, or on your eggs and sperm?
Have you agreed to be a chemical experiment (and are any of you being paid for it, or receiving funding to deal with the adverse effects that might happen or are happening)?
If you are like most of us, then you are completely unaware of what we are all being exposed to and the effects these exposures are having on our health. We still believe that products have to be safe if they are being sold to us. It’s hard to believe otherwise.
Like so many others, we don’t question this belief until something goes wrong in our own lives. Ed Brown was no exception. But after his wife suffered a couple of miscarriages, he got to asking
And he made a film about his quest for answers:
“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. 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.”
You can watch Ed Brown’s TED talk about his film “Unacceptable Levels” here
Here’s the trailer for the film:
Visit the “Unacceptable Levels” website for resources.
Rent or buy the film from here: http://www.unacceptablelevels.com/online/
The first step in making change is understanding what the problems are. Without knowing, we don’t have a choice. We have all been unknowingly (to us) exposed to harmful substances that can cause long lasting damages to our own health and to future generations. Industries have been allowed to externalize all the costs of doing business, while reaping the profits (and often while receiving generous tax-payer funded subsidies). Yet we are the ones who are paying for their damages.
The good news is that we can change this. We can say “no more”. So let’s.
Let’s make the right to a healthy environment take legal precedence over the right to pollute for private profit. We all need clean air, clean water, and nourishing food.