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Toxic Beauty: New Documentary Exposes Personal Care Products Industry

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: One recent study showed a link between hair dyes and breast cancer. Even with all this recent data, cosmetic regulations haven't been updated since the 1930s.
Air Date: 4/14/20
Duration: 24:51
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Phyllis Ellis, Independent Filmmaker
Independent filmmaker Phyllis Ellis is a native of Canada and has worked in Europe, Asia, Africa, India and the U.S. for the past thirty-five years as a filmmaker, writer, actor and producer. Her work addresses themes of justice, truth, transformation, and human rights.

Her critically acclaimed feature film Toxic Beauty had its world premiere, as one of the five big idea films, at the 2019 Hot Docs International Film Festival, garnering worldwide distribution.  About Her won the prestigious Donald Brittain award at the Canadian Screen Awards (CSA’s) for Best Social Political Documentary Film. 

Phyllis has won four CSA’s and been nominated for best direction for her work in documentary film, series, writing and performance.  She is currently in production on her current feature documentary Born to Run, scheduled for release in October, 2020. An Olympian, Phyllis is dedicated to telling stories empowering women’s voices around the world.
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Toxic Beauty: New Documentary Exposes Personal Care Products Industry
Toxic chemicals in beauty products continue to prove harmful to our health. In fact, a recent study showed a link between hair dyes and breast cancer.

Even with all this recent data, cosmetic regulations haven't been updated since the 1930s.

Phyllis Ellis, the director and leading expert of the award-winning documentary, Toxic Beauty, joins Dr. Holly to discuss the life and death issues of public health that have been kept in the shadows by the power of pharmaceutical companies, and the weakness of government regulators.
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