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THE BIGSTINK : Harmful Chemicals in Everyday Products and What We Can Do About Them. 


Our Panel:

  • Francis Blake, Chair of the COSMOS-standard AISBL and former Standards Director, Soil Association

  • Helen Lynn, Co-founder, CoolGreen and Health Adviser, WEN

  • Nat van Zee, International Make Up Artist & Clean Beauty Curator @vanzeebeauty

  • Dr A. Michael Warhurst, Executive Director, CHEM Trust

  • Jayn Sterland, MD, Weleda (UK & Ireland)

We will be exploring the following questions:

  • What do the terms natural and organic really mean?

  • Why are these chemicals used in the first place?

  • What are the health impacts of harmful chemicals on our bodies

  • How can we protect ourselves from harmful chemicals?

  • Is gender an issue?

  • What is the environmental impact of these chemicals?

  • What does Brexit mean to this debate?

Registration and refreshments from 6pm. The film will start promptly at 6.30pm and will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. We will round the evening off with refreshments and networking with a chance to check out our Fruity Beauty stall and to take our Toxic Tour of everyday cosmetics.

Film Screening of Stink! - opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pyjamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe -- by design. Entertaining, enlightening, and at times almost absurd, "Stink!" takes you on a madcap journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys, and into the halls of Congress. Follow Whelan as he clashes with political and corporate operatives all trying to protect the darkest secrets of the chemical industry. You won't like what you smell.

Organiser of #WENForum - The Big Stink - Harmful Chemicals in Everyday Products and what you can do about it!

Women’s Environmental Network’s mission is to make the connections between women’s health and well-being and environmental issues. WEN works directly with women in the UK, providing information, training and workshops on matters of local food growing, health, and climate change, to encourage and inspire women to make change in their lives, families and wider networks. WEN’s vision is an environmentally sustainable world in which we have achieved gender equality.

Earlier Event: October 14
Later Event: November 24