Toxic Beauty

  • Friday 6 March | 1:45 pm | Core Screen 2
  • Environment, Health
  • CAN, 2019
  • 90 min


There are thousands of chemicals in the cosmetics and personal care products that we use everyday. Many are toxic: talc powder has been linked to ovarian cancer; parabens linked to breast cancer. Yet, in Canada and the United States, the industry is allowed to regulate itself. Are these products making us sick? Watch as one Boston University medical student measures the chemical burden on her own body. (HotDocs, DOXA, Raindance selected)

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Phyllis Ellis