Homo toxicus (DVD-video, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Homo toxicus

Auteur: Carole PoliquinIsaac IsitanTolga KutluayFernando López EscriváAntoine BustrosAlle auteurs
Uitgever: [Westmount, Que.] : Filmoption International, ©2008.
Editie/materiaalsoort:   DVD-video : FransAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
Samenvatting:
"A global experiment is in progress, and we are the guinea pigs. Tons of chemicals are released into the environment every day. The average citizen is not only unaware of this daily exposure, but of the long-term effects these toxic substances can have on living organisms. The majority of the 100,000 industrial compounds developed since World War II that are now in daily use around the world have never been tested  Meer lezen...
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Genre/vorm: Documentaries and Factual Films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Documentaires
Films autres que de fiction
Materiaalsoort: Video-opname
Soort document: Visueel materiaal
Alle auteurs / bijdragers: Carole Poliquin; Isaac Isitan; Tolga Kutluay; Fernando López Escrivá; Antoine Bustros; Productions ISCA inc.; Bullfrog Films.
OCLC-nummer: 697807461
Opmerking taal: In French and French with dubbed English. Closed-captioned in SDH.
Opmerkingen: Special features: additional interview segments (47 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Tolga Kutluay, Isaac Isitan ; editor, Fernando Lopez-Escriva ; original music, Antoine Bustros.
Artiest(en): Narrator, Carole Poliquin.
Beschrijving: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gegevens: DVD.
Verantwoordelijkheid: produced by Les Productions ISCA ; producers, Carole Poliquin, Isaac Isitan ; written and directed by Carole Poliquin.

Samenvatting:

"A global experiment is in progress, and we are the guinea pigs. Tons of chemicals are released into the environment every day. The average citizen is not only unaware of this daily exposure, but of the long-term effects these toxic substances can have on living organisms. The majority of the 100,000 industrial compounds developed since World War II that are now in daily use around the world have never been tested for the type of consistent, low-level exposure we experience in our day-to-day lives. These compounds find their way into the body in a variety of ways: in the food we eat and the air we breathe, through contact with the skin, and in many cases passed from mother to infant in the womb. Up to 247 toxic substances have been found in newborns alone. Today we are handing down a toxic load to our children along with our genetic legacy. Carried out with intelligence and humor, Homo Toxicus explores the myriad links between these toxic substances and increasing health problems such as cancer, allergies, hyperactivity, and infertility. Interviews with industry scientists and independent researchers shed light on inconsistent standards used for evaluation and regulation of chemical agents. The findings are disturbing and strongly challenge us to re-evaluate the laws and procedures currently in place to safeguard our health against man-made chemicals and potential environmental pollutants"--Bullfrog Films website.

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