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Toxic Chemicals: Kids in Danger

Runtime: 52m 30s | Release date: 2016

Is our dependence on pesticides harming the health of our children? Every day, children are exposed to up to 130 chemical pollutants from pesticides. All around the world, scientists and doctors are raising the alarm, linking increased amounts of child cancers, birth defects and even the explosion of autism with exposure to chemicals in pesticides.

Six corporations control the pesticide market: Syngenta, Bayer, Monsanto, Dow, Basf and Dupont. They rule over a market of 50 billion dollars. For a year, director Martin Boudot followed the tracks of their molecules to show how some of the most dangerous ones get into our everyday life. In France, children breathe a pesticide classified as "probably carcinogenic". Distributed all over the world, it’s one of Bayer’s best-sellers. Martin Boudot and his team of reporters took some samples of hair from dozens of children and went to the annual shareholders' meeting of Bayer in Germany to confront the corporation with its own principles.

In Hawaii, politics and citizens battle with the pesticides industry. This paradise on earth has become an open-air laboratory where corporations test their futures plants and seeds. But it’s also experienced an explosion in birth defects on the island and residents voted against the massive use of pesticides in the fields close to schools and hospital. So the pesticide industry sued them to enable the use of pesticides to continue.

Filmed in France, Germany, Hawaii, Belgium and USA, this documentary reveals how some chemical corporations endanger the health of our children.

Featuring:

Martin Boudot
Antoine Dreyfus
Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto

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Sam Stuczyk | 7 months, 1 week ago
Something must be done to stop the use of pesticides world wide!
Buy organic support spray free farmers
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Cindy Calhoun | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
This makes me so angry. We must continue to educate (thank you FMTV) and hopefully one day "pro-life" will extend both inside and outside the womb.
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Louise | 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank god I live in the UK where chlorpyrifos is banned now. I have 3 friends with autistic children so will be looking into the areas they lived worked whilst pregnant. Thank you for this docu.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 8 months, 3 weeks ago
You're very much welcome, Louise and thank you for stopping by to comment :) ~ Iris
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Wendy Kura | 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thank you and I pray I live to see this madness end. Keep doing what you are doing awareness is our best chance to bring about a natural way of life once again .
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Leeanne Hibbert | 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Great Movie.......Just goes to prove who is running the government.......!!!! The health issue are far beyond what people think!!! Thank you again FMTV for the great documentary. Keep them coming.
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Barney Coffman | 9 months ago
Wow...this explains a lot and sheds new light on the autism vs vaccination debate. Working at a children's hospital in California, I see a large percent of birth defects and have wondered what happened in the child's development to cause their health issues. These health issues are costing us, the tax payers, millions in support of medicaid and medicare for the care of these children. Who have been robbed of a proper childhood and life due to the greed of these corporations. If it was true, that they do this to produce more in order to feed the hungry; then why is there still starvation going on in Africa, India, and not to surprisingly...the USA? Going to stop there, but much more is on my mind; Chemical Corps and Pharmacology companies are poisoning us and the planet. Big Time URGH!!
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Francine Gough | 9 months ago
A great presentation, but it just brings to mind how little we matter in the scheme of things from the business of corporations and governments.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 9 months ago
Thanks for watching, Francine, and for sharing your thoughts :) ~ Iris
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Rene None | 9 months ago
wow very well done, this is a great movie.
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