THE COVERUP is a feature documentary that will uncover the personal and environmental effects of the toxic chemicals used in everyday cosmetics and personal care products. Click below to see a development trailer.
The average person is exposed to over 200 chemicals a day, just from their cosmetics and personal care products (like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.) Scientists have linked some of these chemicals to serious health effects including cancer, infertility, birth defects, allergies, asthma and more. Our skin is our largest organ and much of what we put on it gets absorbed into our bloodstream where it can circulate and accumulate in the body.
If you already know about this and are using safe products, that’s great! However, millions of people are unaware of this extremely important issue which affects everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, including our environment. There are carcinogens and other harmful chemicals in many of our personal care products that are banned in Europe and still allowed in the United States. The good news is we can change this! THE COVERUP will empower consumers and companies alike and challenge our government to protect the public.