Sustainable Atwood Green Thursdays: HOMO TOXICUS (film)

When: Thu, March 15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sector 67 (map)

Description:

A global experiment is in progress, and we are the guinea pigs. Tons of chemicals are released into the environment every day. The average citizen is unaware of this daily exposure and the long-term effects toxic substances can have on living organisms. The majority of the 100,000 industrial compounds developed since World War II has never been tested for the type of consistent, low-level exposure we experience. From the food we eat and the air we breathe, through contact with the skin, and in many cases passed from mother to infant in the womb, these compounds end up in us. With intelligence and humor, Homo Toxicus explores the myriad links between these toxic substances and increasing health problems such as cancer, allergies, hyperactivity, and infertility and the inconsistent standards used for evaluation and regulation of chemical agents. The findings strongly challenge us to re-evaluate the laws and procedures currently in place to safeguard our health against man-made chemicals and potential environmental pollutants. Also: Climate Wisconsin short, “Ice Fishing”.

Sponsored by: Sustainable Atwood sustainableatwood.org.  These free film screenings are part of Sustainable Atwoods Green Thursdays film series. Green Tuesdays & Thursdays are brought to you at various locations in Dane County byThe Natural Step Monona, and supported by the Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, the Dane County Environmental Council, and Richard and Judy Fritz.