“An Inconvenient Truth, but about chemicals"-

“A must see… It might just turn you into an activist.” - Boulder Weekly

“This is a film that much of Corporate America does not want you to see. We do.” - Eco Watch

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The Hollywood Reporter - August 30th, 2013

Sean Penn Chemical Doc ‘The Human Experiment’ Debuts First Trailer

Stark Insider - September 16th, 2013

World Premiere: ‘The Human Experiment’ with Sean Penn at MVFF

Huffington Post - September 20th, 2013

Eco Docs Hit Mainstream Media

Los Altos Town Crier - September 25th, 2013

Local Filmmaker Brings Light to Dangers of Chemicals

ABC News - October 3rd, 2013

Sean Penn Film ‘ Human Experiment’ Explores Potential Dangers of Toxic Chemicals in Household Products

San Francisco Chronicle - October 4th, 2013

Spotlight on Toxics at Mill Valley Film Festival

Stark Insider - October 6th, 2013

Review: The Human Experiment at Mill Valley Film Festival

Stark Insider - October 7th, 2013

Sean Penn Opens Noxious Documentary at Mill Valley Film Festival

The NRDC Switchboard - October 17th, 2013

The Human Being as Unwitting Research Object for Industrial Chemistry

European Chemicals Agency - October 18th, 2013

A Shock that Led to a Documentary: “Products on the Shelves are Not Tested for Safety”

EcoWatch - October 31st, 2013

Sean Penn’s ‘The Human Experiment’ Reveals the Toll of Toxic Chemicals

One Green Planet - November 4th, 2013

New Documentary ‘The Human Experiment’ Seeks the Truth Behind Recent Rise in Chemical Exposure

Boulder Weekly - February 13th, 2014

BIFF: The Human Experiment

Huffington Post - February 28th, 2014

Movies for Change: The Oscars of Environmental Health

EcoWatch - March 5th, 2014

Documentary Spotlight: The Human Experiment


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The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition is the largest environmental health coalition in the country, with over 300 coalition partners representing millions of individuals including parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists and businesses from across the nation. The coalition is united by their common concern about toxic chemicals in our homes, places of work, and products we use every day.

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  • Sarah Janssen is a physician specializing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She serves on the executive board of San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility, is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine and a staff physician at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California. She was a past Senior Scientist for the NRDC, where she provided scientific expertise for policy and regulatory decisions on a number of toxic chemicals.

  • Lauren Heine, PhD is Co-Director of Clean Production Action. She co-authored the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals and applies green chemistry, green engineering and design for the environment for sustainable business practices.

  • Bruce Akers is a Green Chemist who has been formulating Natural Products for over 20 years, and has brought well over a hundred of his formulations to market. He has been a Director of R&D for EO Products, and Method.  He has been on the advisory board of numerous NGOs in regards to product safety, and has been involved in the development of many of the industries most used standards.

  • Adria Vasil is the bestselling author of Ecoholic, Ecoholic Home and Ecoholic Body. She has been writing the weekly Ecoholic column for a decade. Prior to being a journalist, she worked as a researcher in the non-profit world investigating corporate practices.

  • Danielle Messina is a young breast cancer survivor, clean beauty advocate and author of green beauty blog, The Glamorganic Goddess. She's also the Healthy Beauty Advisor for Unite For HER, a regular contributor to, and consults for natural beauty brands, retailers, salons and organizations.