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Blue Vinyl (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | January 2002 (USA)
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 ...
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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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 Roger & Me (1989) See more »

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Consider Asbestos
Written and Performed by Stephen Thomas Cavit
Published by Alright/OK Music Inc.
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Enjoyable Movie, but tainted research.
11 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Though I did enjoy this movie especially how Judith Helfand went all out to find out information that worried her. However, the only problem I have is that the majority of the people she used for her scientific information were Green Peace scientist.

Now, even though these are legitimate researchers, Green Peace has an agenda and they want complete protection of the environment. I feel that this actually hurts her attempt to prove her point. This just makes the movie extremely bias.

By talking to these scientist the only thing she does is raise her own anxiety while making her movie a Green Peace Platform thats message will most likely be ignored.

My tip, next time stay away from biased scientist all together. Other than that the movie was very good, very well thought out and shot.


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