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Homo toxicus

Author: Carole Poliquin
Publisher: Québec : Les Productions ISCA Inc. en collaboration avec Télé-Québec : Distribué par la Société GRICS, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : Partial animation : EnglishView 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
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Genre/Form: EVideos (www)
Videos (www)
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Partial animation, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Poliquin
OCLC Number: 870268691
Performer(s): Narrator, Julie Burroughs (English version).
Description: 1 streaming video (88 min.) : sound, color ; digital files
Responsibility: written, directed and narrated by Carole Poliquin ; produced by Les productions ISCA ; producers, Carole Poliquin, Isaac Isitan.

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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."

(Producer) Explores the myriad links between toxic substances and increasing health problems such as cancer, allergies, hyperactivity, and infertility. The findings challenge us to re-evaluate the laws and procedures currently in place to safeguard our health against man-made chemicals and potential environmental pollutants.

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