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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 William Baggett ... Self - Lawyer (as Billy Baggett)
Charlie Cray Charlie Cray ... Self - Greenpeace
Daniel B. Gold Daniel B. Gold ... Self
Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes ... Self - Carpenter
Florence Helfand Florence Helfand ... Self
Judith Helfand Judith Helfand ... Self
Ted Helfand Ted Helfand ... Self
Rick Hind Rick Hind ... Self - Greenpeace
George Lucier George Lucier ... Self - Former Director of NIH
Ampelio Magro Ampelio Magro ... Self
Cesare Maltoni Cesare Maltoni ... Self (as Dr. Cesare Maltoni)
Gerry Markowitz Gerry Markowitz ... Self
Jerry Mehan Jerry Mehan ... Self - Carpenter
Ersillia Menadeo Ersillia Menadeo ... Self
Diane Prince Diane Prince ... Self - 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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String of Pearls
Written by Jerry Gray
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Published by Warner Chappell Music
Courtesy BMG Records
From the album 'The Best of Glen Miller'
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Movie probes tip of iceberg
25 July 2006 | by opusv5See 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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