Blue Vinyl (2002)

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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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Credited cast:
William Baggett ...
Himself - Lawyer (as Billy Baggett)
Charlie Cray ...
Himself - Greenpeace
Daniel B. Gold ...
Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes ...
Himself - Carpenter
Florence Helfand ...
Judith Helfand ...
Ted Helfand ...
Rick Hind ...
Himself - Greenpeace
George Lucier ...
Himself - Former Director of NIH
Ampelio Magro ...
Cesare Maltoni ...
Himself (as Dr. Cesare Maltoni)
Gerry Markowitz ...
Jerry Mehan ...
Himself - Carpenter
Ersillia Menadeo ...
Diane Prince ...
Herself - Cancer Victim


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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Convincing enough
11 February 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Interesting that the two previous 'comments' for this film are from 'film fans' who have opinions about no other films! The complaints mentioned--that the film is based on 'biased' science, and that the spokesperson for the Vinyl Institute was extremely convincing--don't outweigh the considerable evidence on display here. To set the record straight: Judith Helfand DID interview two scientists associated with Greenpeace. She also interviewed a scientist, previously employed by the vinyl industry, who agreed with the contention that, yes, PVC is a potential toxin. There are also interviews with an Italian scientist, other American scientists, and a plethora of PVC victims who became seriously ill after exposure in the workplace to PVC. On a less contentious note, this is one of the most enjoyable 'doomsday' docs out there, and Ms. Helfand is a delightful and entertaining host, even as she points out the obvious: big money will always trump public health and environmental safety.

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