When Jon Whelan tries to discover what’s making his daughters’ brand new pajamas smell so foul, he uncovers a nasty secret: loopholes allow countless American products to reach consumers without disclosing their ingredients or undergoing real testing. Carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and reproductive health threats hide in every aisle of the supermarket, unchallenged by a broken regulatory system. Whelan stops at nothing to keep his daughters safe, confronting lobbyists, pulling stunts, and putting his reputation on the line in a colorful quest for chemical regulation.


Directed by Jon Whelan. Produced by Jon Whelan and Krista Saponara. Editor and co-writer: Bryan Gunnar Cole. Introduced by Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director, UNAFF. Special guest Edward M. Barrows, Director, Georgetown University Center for the Environment (CFE).


* A selection from the 2015 United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival (UNAFF).


2015 US 91 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Documentary
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice