Semper Fi: Always Faithful takes a personal look at a public health and environmental crisis. The documentary follows Jerry Ensminger, a retired Marine Corps drill instructor, who lost his daughter to leukemia in 1985. After he learns of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune, twelve years later, Ensminger embarked on a journey to expose one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history. Alaska Community Action on Toxics brought Jerry Ensminger and his film to Alaska in May 2013 for showings and presentations across the state. These events were co-sponsored with a generous grant from the Alaska Run For Women.
The Human Experiment produced and narrated by Sean Penn
The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us. Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise.
From Oscar® winner Sean Penn and Emmy® winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, The Human Experiment tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been effected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry. These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers… until now. View the trailer: The Human Experiment.
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, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.
Over 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce, and many are going straight into our bodies. Even our unborn children are affected. Due to this constant exposure, we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals interacting with our cells every single day. Until recently, modern science really didn’t understand what that could mean for all of us in the long run, but that is changing. View the film trailer.
- Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
- Children’s Environmental Health Network
- Healthy Child, Healthy World
- Healthy Children Project
- Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
- Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center
- Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health
- Mt. Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center
- World Health Organization Children’s Environmental Health
- Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow
- Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is a diverse partnership of individuals and organizations working to advance knowledge and action to address growing concerns about the links between human health and environmental factors. Check out their portal to science – a database of research resources.
- Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment (ANHE)
- American Nurses Association (ANA): Environmental Health resources
- National Resources Defense Council: Take Out Toxics
- Good Guide: Look up products by ingredients, or by the social impact of your purchase.
- Environmental Working Group:
- Healthy Stuff
- Brown University’s Collaborative Initiative for Research Ethics (CIRE)
- Beyond Pesticides
- Environmental Health News
- Story of Stuff Project
- Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) Toxic Substances Portal part of the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- US Department of Health and Human Services:
- Environmental Health and Toxicology Toxicology
- National Institute of Health
- Health Care: the Affordable Care Act
- How does the Affordable Care Act help me?
- A recommended article about how the Affordable Care Act works towards equally covering women and men: