Allergy, the Toxic Burden

53 mins2014

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

In the course of her investigation, the director challenges the classical theory that attributes allergies to a natural flaw in our immune system – making it erroneously target inoffensive elements necessary for life, such as pollen, for example – and sheds light on 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, 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.