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The 2011 Toxies Red Carpet Awards

dioxin - toxiesNext Thursday, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles, is holding the second annual Toxies Red Carpet Awards for Bad Actor Chemicals.  The event includes a red carpet event at 4 PM, PDT, an award ceremony, and an after party at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

The Toxies exists to educate the public on the dangers of toxic and untested chemicals, teach people how to remove these chemicals from their lives, and encourage advocacy for policy changes.   

Some of the nominees for Bad Actor Chemicals include  Bisphenol-A (BPA) for “Least Sexy Performance” and Mercury for “Worst and Longest Running Performance.”  Meet the rest of the nominees.  What makes a chemical a “Bad Actor?”   Some traits include being toxic, causing cancer, changing genetic material, interfering with normal reproduction, depletes the ozone layer, and more

Ecorazzi and Participant Media are media sponsors, and there are currently 15 viewing parties registered in the U.S. and Canada.   You can join or host a viewing party as well. 

The event has even caught the eye of some celebrities.  Fran Drescher has participated with her organization Cancer Schmancer, a partner organization of The Toxies.   Check out her video!

You can also watch a video about last year’s event here:

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