A documentary highlighting the lax regulation in the U.S. cosmetics business was at the forefront of Sunday’s “Meet the Press” Film Festival in Washington, D.C.
“Toxic Beauty,” directed by Phyllis Ellis, options ladies who’re dwelling with or have since misplaced their lives to ovarian most cancers that straight correlates to the use of talc, alongside a makeup-loving medical scholar who performs a self-experiment to disclose her physique’s poisonous load. The documentary, which is premiering in the U.S. for the first time and doesn’t but have distribution, is designed to make viewers query the chemical substances in their magnificence and personal-care merchandise. It is debuting in the wake of 1000’s of lawsuits over claims of cancer-causing asbestos discovered in Johnson & Johnson’s talc merchandise, and a long time of the shopper well being large allegedly making an attempt to cowl it up.
“It’s the exact type of story where the government’s not doing enough about it, you can say people’s lives are in danger, and frankly in some ways the current media industrial complex can’t cover it thoroughly,” stated Chuck Todd of “Meet the Press.” “It’s the form of story I might by no means work out the way to cowl on ‘Meet the Press’ — possibly I might ask a