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Globe and Mail News: Hello Baby, Goodbye Chemicals
September 10, 2009, 10:08 am
Filed under: Events, News

 Sunday, Sep. 06, 2009 07:08PM EDT
 
When Min Sook Lee was pregnant a few years ago, she used noxious insecticides in her home and breathed paint fumes while decorating the nursery. Today, the Toronto filmmaker can’t look at a hot dog without thinking of nitrates used in prepared meats and their link to cancer.

Motherhood changes everything, Ms. Lee says. Alarmed by a rash of toy recalls shortly after her daughter’s birth, she began to conceive My Toxic Baby , a lyrical account of her journey down the rabbit hole of the chemically saturated world we inhabit, even in utero.

The documentary, which premieres Sept. 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival, is less strident than her earlier films, including Hogtown: The Politics of Policing , a 2005 Hot Docs award winner.

Read the article at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/family-and-relationships/hello-baby-goodbye-chemicals/article1278030/

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