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Allergy: The Toxic Burden

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Catalogue Number:  A259-007
Producer:  ARTE France, Arte GEIE, Graffitidoc
Producers:  Graffitidoc, Arte France, Arte GEIE
Producing Agencies:  Graffitidoc Opera Films and AT Doc with ARTE, GEIE, and RTBF
Subject:  Consumer Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Medicine, Social Sciences
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Italy
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  52:57

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Can the phenomenon of today’s allergy explosion be rationally explained? This documentary endeavours to understand the phenomenon by highlighting the true environmental causes and the protection strategies we have at our disposal.

The film examines the classical theory that attributes allergies to a natural flaw in our immune system, which erroneously targets inoffensive elements necessary for life, such as pollen, and sheds light on the industry's role in the spread of this modern scourge.

Highlighting the lack of testing on the effects of pesticides and antibiotics before putting them on the market and challenging the notion of "background doses"... Patrizia Marani blows the lid off the dubious practices of the pharmaceutical laboratories and agri-food corporations, showing how, day by day, their chemicals are weakening our immune systems.

Also available in French: Tous allergiques

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