Picture a Hollywood theater with limos, paparazzi, primping, and acceptance speeches. That’s what the scene looked like on June 16th at LA’s Egyptian Theater. But instead of honoring Hollywood’s stars and starlets, the second annual Toxies awards honored “bad actor” chemicals in a satiric red-carpet awards show hosted by PSR-LA.
PSR-LA nominated 10 bad actor chemicals to raise awareness of those chemicals that are most ubiquitous in the environment, in consumer products, and in our bodies, as well as those chemicals that have been linked to health problems. Then they produced hilarious fact sheets about each of them, including very serious information about their history, use, and health effects.
Finally, they hired fantastic actors to play the chemicals, dressed ’em up, and sent them out to walk the red carpet, complete with the celebrity interview. Here is Halogenated Flame Retardants discussing how she feels about getting under the skin of all Americans:
Thank you PSR-LA for this hilarious send-up. How often do we get to laugh about the health effects of toxic chemicals?
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