Toxic Beauty

Saturday, February 29, at 12:30 pm in Fulford (S212)

DIRECTOR

Phyllis Ellis

COUNTRY

Canada

RUNNING TIME

90 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Most people use various personal care products every day without ever questioning their safety. Linked to cancers, hormonal disruption, infertility, diabetes and skin disease…the cosmetics industry isn’t pretty. The multinational corporations pushing profitable lotions and potions insist there’s nothing to be concerned about, yet a landmark class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleges the company knew for years about carcinogens in its talcum powder, and nonetheless kept quiet. With exclusive access to scientists, lawyers, whistle-blowers, regulators, politicians and advocates, this detailed and stirring account of women fighting for justice won the Founder’s Award at the Miami Fashion Film Festival.

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