“Unacceptable Levels” – a Film by Ed Brown


Unacceptable Levels

Disclosure: I received this DVD free of charge; however, all opinions are my own.

I worry all the time about the chemicals that we are exposed to, especially my children.  Between pollution, GMOs, food additives, and so much more more, I have many concerns.  Ed Brown filmed “Unacceptable Levels” after his wife had both two miscarriages and two healthy children, and he began wondering about all the things we are exposed to.

Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law.  Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.

Unacceptable Levels walks us through a world of chemicals, and how disease is on the rise.  Clearly, there is a link between things like such a big rise in things like cancer rates and the amount of chemicals in our world.

One of the great take-away messages in this film is to question things.  I have done a lot of research on products over the years, in large part inspired by my mother who taught me to think outside the box from a young age.  Unacceptable Levels challenges you to think outside the box that much more.  I feel like if you want the best for yourself, you need to watch your own back.  There are lots of reasons why I read labels and am very cautious about what I eat, put on my skin, and use in my household.

Not everything is as obvious as you would think.  With a movement to eat healthier and go green, a lot of companies offer products that are made to sound like they are completely safe and natural – but if you are a label reader, you will know that that is not always the case.  Did you know that many cash register receipts contain high amounts of BPA that rub off on your skin?  I was alarmed to hear this years ago, and I never let my kids handle receipts.  Not all sources of chemicals are obvious.  And as parents, we concern ourselves about making sure our kids don’t get too much exposure to the sun – but what about the sunscreens we use?  Are we doing more harm than good with all the chemicals in the average sunscreen?  These are just a few of the things to think about if you haven’t already been aware of those.

And although I am already quite careful about chemicals and what we eat, Unacceptable Levels renewed my concerns and had me thinking about a lot of things.  As much as I put thought into protecting myself and my family, this film is a reminder to stay vigilant.

This documentary challenges you to think more about the chemicals around us.  We face such a constant onslaught of chemicals – the question is what you can do about it?  Unacceptable Levels brings to light to these important concerns, and will hopefully have more people demanding change.

I urge you to see this documentary.  To think more about what you are putting on your skin and in your body.  Don’t just accept what is considered the norm or the average – strive to keep chemicals out of your life, away from your kids.  Do your research – if you don’t, no one else is going to do it for you.  Over the years I have made a lot of changes in my life!

Unacceptable Levels encourages people to come together to do something about these issues.  Together, collectively, we can try to inspire change.

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Disclosure: I received this DVD free of charge; however, all opinions are my own.



  1. 1

    (“Unacceptable Levels” – a Film by Ed Brown) I have been hearing some really good things about this film. I would watch this with my hubby or brothers to find out all whats going on in this world of ours. Want to see it! :)

  2. 2

    This is a movie I am very interesting in seeing. There is too much of a connection between our health issues and chemicals.

  3. 3

    Looks like an interesting film with lots of facts I’d love to learn.

  4. 4

    This looks like a film that people need to see. I am interested to see what connections it shows between our health and chemicals.

  5. 5

    I have this in my list of things to see. I’m not as knowledgable as I’d like to be in this area.

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    This looks like a film worth seeing. As the use of chemicals rise, so do people’s health problems. Find it hard to believe it’s not caused by chemicals.

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