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'The Human Experiment' misses a few crucial steps
'The Human Experiment' misses a few crucial steps

Narrated by Sean Penn, the documentary "The Human Experiment" alleges a correlation between four decades of increased chemical use in the United States and health issues such as cancer, miscarriage, autism and birth defects. The film also contends that the American Chemistry Council lobbies for a $720-billion-a-year industry that has politicians in its pocket and sabotages attempts at passing regulatory legislation. "The Human Experiment" is that rare advocacy documentary that actually lines up legitimate medical and academic experts, who opine authoritatively in their respective specialties. Still, co-directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy haven't attributed all...