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#documentaries Archives | Elizabeth Borelli

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Unacceptable Levels: A Closer Look at the Chemical Revolution Aftermath


Every now and then a documentary so gripping comes along that you just have to share it.  Unacceptable Levels is one of those exceptional films, compelling in a way that also touches the heart, bringing a deeper understanding to the truths revealed here.  And we can use this information to make a difference in our own lives and in the lives of others, much more easily then you might think. It’s simply a matter of knowledge and choices.

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, Ed takes us along on his journey as he interviews top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law searching for answers. Weaving their stories into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with a revealing look at how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are today, as he empowers us to harness the power of choice to enact change.

At present, film maker Ed Brown is touring the SF Bay area screening the documentary.  I was honored to be asked to join the post film panel discussion for the Santa Cruz showing.  If you’re in the Bay Area, I highly recommend seeing this documentary visionary Paul Hawken calls “ funny, clear and illuminating” at one of the venues below.  Or you can watch for it on NetFlix, but either way, for those of us concerned with the health effects of toxins, Unacceptable Levels is a must see!


“Unacceptable Levels is a great documentary … about the myriad ways we are being exposed to toxins, poisons and allergens in our daily life. It is sweet, funny, clear, and illuminating.”

– Paul Hawken, best-selling author, founder of Smith & Hawken

“From the products we use, to the food we eat, to the air we breathe, Unacceptable Levels documents how prevalent toxic chemicals have become part of our lives.  Ed Brown uses the powerful connection of family to illustrate how broken our system has become, and why we must do something about it. Our children’s futures depend on it.”

– Gigi Lee Chang, CEO, Healthy Child Healthy World

— PLEASE SHARE with all your Bay Area Friends & Colleagues —




An award-winning documentary about the chemicals in our bodies, how they got there 

and what we can do about it.

View trailer:


“Unacceptable Levels” is a no-nonsense documentary that will challenge everything you think you know about health, safety, and environmental protection.” – Beth Buczynski, ecosalon



Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. This is grassroots crowdsourcing – tell the theater you WANT to see this film by purchasing your ticket online through website link associated with the event. Don’t miss a chance to see Unacceptable Levels on the big screen and meet filmmaker Ed Brown!

Mon Feb 24, 7:30 p.m. | PALO ALTO – Aquarius Theatre

A Benefit for Breast Cancer Action 
Post film Q&A with Annie Sartor, Policy & Campaigns Coordinator Breast Cancer Action;
State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (Ret.), and Amanda Hawes, Worksafe.

Tues Feb 25, 7:30 p.m. | OAKLAND – Piedmont Theatre

A Benefit for Earth Island Institute

Post film Q&A with Kevin Connelly, Associate Director Earth Island Institute;
Amanda Hawes, Worksafe; Stacy Malkan, co-founder Campaign for Safe Cosmetics,
and Corey Rennell, Founder Core Foods.

 Wed Feb 26, 6:30 p.m. | SAN FRANCISCO – Embarcadero Center Cinema (not a Tugg event)

Part of the Building Health Initiative

Post film Q&A with Michael Green, Center for Environmental Health;

Anthony Bernheim, President, Bernheim+ Dean, Inc., hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council –
Northern California Chapter’s Building Health Initiative.

 Thurs Feb 27, 7:30 p.m. | SANTA CRUZ – The Nickelodeon

A Benefit for Surfing for Change

Post film Q&A with Kyle Thiermann, founder of Surfing for Change and

Elizabeth Borelli, author Beanalicious Living, speaker, wellness advocate

 Mon March 3, 7:30 p.m. | SACRAMENTO – Tower Theatre

A Benefit for Moms Across America

Post film Q&A with California Department of Toxic Substances Control,
and Kathleen Hallal, Moms Across America co-founder and Mom.

 Tues March 4, 7:30 p.m. | MILL VALLEY – Sequoia Theatre

A Benefit for Teens Turning Green

Post film Q&A with Judi Shils, Founder/Exec. Director Teens Turning Green;
Debbie Raphael, Director CA Dept. of Toxic Substances Control, and Stacy Malkan, co-founder Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.