Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chemical Reaction at FLIFF, Monday November 9, 7:30, Cinema Paradisio

Do you want dandelions . . . or cancer?

That's the question Americans who use lawn chemicals should be asking themselves.

To learn more about the disturbing facts which impact millions of Floridians, join us at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The documentary "A Chemical Reaction" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Cinema Paradiso as part of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Many Americans will be surprised to find that many of the lawn chemicals that they are told are safe are not that different from Agent Orange -- so dangerous and potentially carcinogenic that they are banned in five countries and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

"A Chemical Reaction" tells the story of how one small town in Quebec set into motion the events that culminated in a ban on chemical pesticides for lawns throughout the province of Quebec.

This ban was fought in court by lawn care giant ChemLawn (now known as TruGreen) and others. Ultimately, the case went to the Supreme Court of Canada where the ban was upheld, and has since spread to other provinces and municipalities across Canada.

The documentary shows the people behind the ban are regular people. The movie (and the movement to stop using certain chemical pesticides) is winning supporters as it makes the rounds of film festivals in the United States and Canada.

Everyone who wants to reduce their exposure to potentially dangerous carcinogens should be interested in the movie and its message to take action in your community.

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