Is it possible that the chemicals in our environment are what’s making us sick? Well, that’s the premise of The Human Experiment. It’s a good documentary on a very important topic. There are more than 80,000 chemicals in our environment that we’re exposed to. Many of them haven’t been proven to be safe. And the cumulative effect of all of these chemicals together is unknown.
Many Chemicals Aren’t Regulated By The EPA
The chemicals that existed before the EPA was created were grandfathered in so they weren’t required to do any further safety testing by the EPA. We’re being experimented on with all of these chemicals and time will tell what the long term effects are. Could they be harming our health? Of course they could be. And many people think that’s the case.
Pubic Relations Firm Give False Security
The same way the tobacco industry used public relations firms to convince the public their products were safe is the same way chemical industries are doing it today.
Diseases On The Rise
In the past few decades we’ve seen a lot of diseases on the rise, particularly in younger people. What’s causing this?
BPA is an endocrine disruptor. It’s one of the most abundant chemicals produced. It’s commonly found in plastics and cans. Eden Foods uses BPA-free lining for their cans. It costs up to 39% more per can but people like myself appreciate it being BPA free and don’t mind paying extra for it.
California passed strict laws requiring flame retardants in mattresses. Flame retardants are toxic, and we spend a lot of time sleeping on our mattresses.
Formaldehyde In Baby Shampoo
In the documentary, they get Johnson & Johnson to agree to remove formaldehyde from their baby shampoo. The thing is Johnson & Johnson was already selling a formaldehyde-free version in other countries. Why are companies producing products for us that other countries reject? Why are we accepting it?
Should You Buy The Human Experiment?
The Human Experiment is a good documentary on an important subject. If you’re already living a healthy lifestyle than you may not need to see this film. But the average person does. Even though I already knew chemicals in our environment are harming us, I still enjoyed watching it.