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Homo toxicus

Author: Carole PoliquinIsaac IsitanTolga KutluayFernando López EscriváAntoine BustrosAll authors
Publisher: [Westmount, Que.] : Filmoption International, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : FrenchView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Poliquin; Isaac Isitan; Tolga Kutluay; Fernando López Escrivá; Antoine Bustros; Productions ISCA inc.; Bullfrog Films.
OCLC Number: 697807461
Language Note: In French and French with dubbed English. Closed-captioned in SDH.
Notes: Special features: additional interview segments (47 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Tolga Kutluay, Isaac Isitan ; editor, Fernando Lopez-Escriva ; original music, Antoine Bustros.
Performer(s): Narrator, Carole Poliquin.
Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: produced by Les Productions ISCA ; producers, Carole Poliquin, Isaac Isitan ; written and directed by Carole Poliquin.

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"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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