OVERLOAD reveals the increasing toxic burden on human health from chemicals in our environment.
Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and explores if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. Soozie has just learned that hundreds of synthetic toxins are now found in every baby born in America and the government and chemical corporations are doing little to protect citizens and consumers.
With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, interviews with scientists and politicians, and stories of everyday Americans, Soozie uncovers how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals and explores whether there is anything we can do to take control of our exposure.
Just as she feared, extensive blood testing reveals alarming levels of chemicals such as organophosphates and PBDEs in her body, so she undertakes a rigorous detox regimen of dietary changes, exercise and informed product choices designed to manage and minimize her toxic body burden.
She’s determined to find out: Can we hit the reset button, or is it too late?
71 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
Directed by Soozie Eastman
Produced by Dog With A Bone Productions
Executive Producers: Stephen Nemeth, Lisa Kaas Boyle, Michael Green
Editor: Aleksandar Marinovich
Graphic Design: Jonathan Klingenfus
Camera; Reid Olson, Brelin Telford, Hannah Bowman, Derek Means
Music Supervisor: Leah Streetman
Original Score: Sebastian Chang
OVERLOAD: America’s Toxic Lovestory is available for individual use and community screenings on Bullfrog Communities at http://overload.bullfrogcommunities.com/