Stink! Documentary Exposes How Chemical Industry Cashes In On Our Ignorance

health-chem-productionThanks to a strong lobby and gaping legislative loopholes, the chemical industry and manufacturers can play fast and loose with our health. This documentary examines the issue.

Ever wonder what that strong chemical smell is when you open up a brand new product? After giving his daughters new pajamas for Christmas one year, and noticing a “foul smell” when opening the packages, father and filmmaker Jon Whelan did, and thanks to his work, we have yet another example of how big business cashes in on our ignorance.

Whelan set out on a journey to find out just exactly what he and his children were being exposed to, which led him to ask some hard questions about the cozy relationship between the chemical industry and manufacturers, and to investigate why our elected representatives continue to ignore the toxic effects of our consumer goods.

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