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Blue Vinyl (2002)

The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.
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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
William Baggett ...
Himself - Lawyer (as Billy Baggett)
Charlie Cray ...
Himself - Greenpeace
Daniel B. Gold ...
Himself
Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes ...
Himself - Carpenter
Florence Helfand ...
Herself
Judith Helfand ...
Herself
Ted Helfand ...
Himself
Rick Hind ...
Himself - Greenpeace
George Lucier ...
Himself - Former Director of NIH
Ampelio Magro ...
Himself
Cesare Maltoni ...
Himself (as Dr. Cesare Maltoni)
Gerry Markowitz ...
Himself
Jerry Mehan ...
Himself - Carpenter
Ersillia Menadeo ...
Herself
Diane Prince ...
Herself - Cancer Victim
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The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.

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January 2002 (USA)  »

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Ble vinylio  »

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Himself - Biologist: You look at a house like this and the vinyl seems perfectly harmless. It's just sitting there in front of the house; nobody's falling down with any diseases. But that's if you are only looking at the product itself. If you look at its entire life cycle, from the moment it's produced, through its use, to the way it's disposed of, vinyl turns out to be the most environmentally hazardous consumer product on earth. Vinyl is the source of more persistent toxic pollutants, dioxin in particular, than ...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written and Performed by Stephen Thomas Cavit
Published by Alright/OK Music Inc.
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Movie probes tip of iceberg
25 July 2006 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film, already four years old, (successfully I think) explores the toxic potentiality of only one everyday item. There are scores of other contaminants out there, with the growing problem of e-waste something that will impact on everyone sooner or later. There is even a black market in e-waste disposal that sends discarded high-tech components to the developing world for crude deconstruction. One commentator referred to "Blue Vinyl" as "lefty." Actually, he or she should take note: the filmmaker notes that adult toys might contain carcinogens. This could be a big boost for the right, who generally don't approve of such items: scores of vibrators having to be discarded or recalled.


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