Toxies
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People
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Photo: The Toxies

“Happily Divorced” star D.W. Moffett will be hosting this years Toxies on June 24th in Los Angeles.

Perhaps unlike some of the other red carpet events in la la land, this show really takes into consideration the merits of each nominee. You can’t just be a little bad to get into the Toxies. You’ve got to earn your skull and crossbones.

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, nominees such as flame retardants, fracking chemicals, lead and formaldehyde boast a wide variety of characteristics. They can cause cancer, change genetic material, interfere with reproduction, deplete the ozone layer and so much more.

The Toxies aims to combat the use of these hazardous chemicals in our society by bringing attention to their terrifying reactions with the human body. And they do it with a smile.

As they say on their website, “The chemicals featured in The Toxies are by no means an exhaustive list, but they’re a place to start. Once more people recognize the harm they cause, we can take the right steps to eliminate them and fix the system that let them get work in the first place!”

If you’re in L.A. you can attend the Toxies for free by going here to RSVP. You can also watch live online or host a viewing party.

Take some time to educate yourself about the kinds of toxic chemicals we surround ourselves with every day. We can avoid them if we know what we’re looking for. And we can work to get them banned.

Check out D.W. Moffett’s video to get ready for this spine tingling (a side effect of the chemical exposure, we’re sure) event.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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