Watch "Unacceptable Levels" Award-Winning Documentary

Many thanks to New Leaf for buying the remaining needed tickets so this film could be shown in Santa Cruz! There are currently a small number of tickets left for purchase, which you must buy in advance (tickets are NOT sold at the door). Buy them online here:

For those of you who didn't get your tickets in time, the film producer will have 12 tickets on sale at the door starting at 7pm, sold on a first come, first served basis for $12 each (the normal price).

DOORS OPEN AT 7PM. Please meet outside at 6:45pm if you want to sit together. If you can't make it that early, ask someone to hold a seat for you. (Ask someone you know, or post a comment in the comments section below.) I'll have meetup signs. BE SURE TO PRINT OUT THE TICKET YOU WERE EMAILED AND BRING IT.

Why so early? The event is basically sold out, and volunteers will be matching your ticket to a list of 150 people. That will likely not be a fast process. There are no previews, so if you arrive at the last minute, you'll probably miss part of the film and have a bad seat, and never find the group.

This award-winning documentary examines some of the chemicals that we've added to our environment that may be profoundly affecting our health. Remember, there was a time when DDT was sprayed directly on people, and children played with mercury. Find out more about our current chemical challenges so you can avoid them and make good decisions. 

Your purchase benefits the charity Surfing for Change.

The filmmaker is traveling here from Pennsylvania for these special showings. So you can ask him your questions!

While I haven't seen the film, I assume they'll cover endocrine disruptors and obesogens. Here's some info on these chemicals:

Momentum for the film is building:
--Unacceptable Levels was named one of the 10 Best Documentaries of 2013
--Fran Drescher of Cancer Schmancer and Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida hosted a screening at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington DC.
--Winner of Journalistic Relevance award at the *filmambiente* International Environmental Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro from the Brazilian Network of Environmental Journalism (
--Sold Out Nashville Premiere with stars of the "Nashville" TV series on the "green carpet" (


Some testimonials:

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

"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, founder of Smith & Hawken, environmentalist

"Although at points during "Unacceptable Levels" you might feel incredibly discouraged or even nauseous, Brown retains his open, honest demeanor–and it's calming. He doesn't freak out and tell us we're all doomed. He has hope, and he ends the film with a call to action that we can all respond to: Do something. Care about something. Investigate for yourself. Make a small change. Share what you've learned with a friend. Sign a petition or send a letter to a brand that you want to see change." - Beth Buczynski, ecosalon

"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

"This excellent film brings home in a very real way the link between our environment and our health." - Génon Jensen, Executive Director of HEAL (Health and Environment Alliance)

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  • Cheryl-Meetup

    It was an interesting film. The filmmaker was a really nice guy! He was working as a waiter, and decided to make a film because of some health issues in his own family. It shows the impact that one person can make who sets his mind to it. Our own Don Hoernschemeyer was on the panel and gave us some really good information! What a great asset to our community! I look forward to buying his book when the new version comes out.

    February 28, 2014

  • Catharine G.

    The more we expose, the better.
    Crazy on toxins

    February 11, 2014

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