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Film Matters @ The Historic Theater

Unacceptable Levels

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“Unacceptable Levels is Powerful. It tells the story of toxic chemicals in just about every aspect of our lives, and the egregious lack of regulation. Our ability to protect our families is at stake.” - Joan Blades Co-founder, MomsRising.org & MoveOn.org

Currently, there are over 80,000 chemicals in our system of commerce, and some of those are going straight into our bodies. Due to this constant exposure, we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial compounds that are interacting with our cells every single day. Until recently, modern science really didn’t understand what that could mean for all of us in the long run, but that dynamic is changing. 

Unacceptable Levels opens the door to conversations about the chemical burden our bodies are being exposed to, so we can make informed decisions as we move forward. This film poses particular 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 create a massive impact.

Post film panel and Q&A with Filmmaker Ed Brown, Entrepreneur and Chemical Policy Change Advocate Kim Anderson and UNH Professor and Environmental Researcher Kevin Gardner
NR, 90 mins, US

Film features:

  • Ralph Nader,Author, Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism

  • Dr. Devra Lee Davis, Founder and President, The Environmental Health Trust

  • Stacy Malkan, Co-Founder of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

  • Ken Cook, President and Co-Founder, The Environmental Working Group

  • Christopher Gavigan, Former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and CPO of The Honest Company

  • Dr. Alan Greene, Pediatrician, Author/Feeding Baby Green

  • Dr. John Warner, President & Chief Technology Officer, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

  • Andy Igrejas, Director, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families

  • Joan Blades, President and Co-Founder, MomsRising.Org

  • Dr. William Hirzy, Chemist in Residence, American University

  • Dr. Richard Clapp, Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University

  • Dr. Tyrone Hayes, Biologist, The University of California Berkeley

  • Jeffrey Hollender, Former CEO, Seventh Generation

  • Randy Hayes, Founder, Rainforest Action Network


  • Series Sponsors
    Evening Sponsors
    • Ava Anderson Seacoast
    • Jo Lamprey
    • Tom Haas