Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and explores if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. Soozie has just learned that hundreds of synthetic toxins are now found in every baby born in America and the government and chemical corporations are doing little to protect citizens and consumers.
With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, interviews with scientists and politicians, and stories of everyday Americans, Soozie uncovers how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals and explores whether there is anything we can do to take control of our exposure.
Just as she feared, extensive blood testing reveals alarming levels of chemicals such as organophosphates and PBDEs in her body, so she undertakes dietary and lifestyle changes, including making informed product choices followed by a rigorous detox regimen, designed to manage and minimize her toxic body burden.
She's determined to find out: Can we hit the reset button, or is it too late?
"Overload provides Americans with the important reminder that every day, we are exposed to toxic chemicals...This is a necessary film for today's time, since our government will not make stronger regulations in regards to toxins, and the chemical industry will always put profit over health. As this film makes clear, we need to educate ourselves on what we can do to make a healthier and safer world." - Linda Reinstein, President, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization