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Author: Robert Richter; Jason Robards; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Richter Productions.
Publisher: [U.S.] : RichterVideos.com, [2009?]
Series: Colección NOVA.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the toxic products of petroleum distillation. Part 1, Dioxins, focuses on dioxin herbicides and their possible harmful effects on man and the environment. Shows sites in Oregon where residents suffer from an extremely high incidence of cancer, miscarriages, and disease. Also discusses claims made by veterans who blame their health problems on Agent Orange. Part 2, PCB, documents the problems of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Richter; Jason Robards; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Richter Productions.
OCLC Number: 456252436
Notes: This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced for public television broadcast in two parts in 1979.
Credits: Cinematographers, Don Lenzer, Judy Irola ; animator, Eli Noyes ; editor, Nicolas Kaufman.
Performer(s): Narrator, Jason Robards.
Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Contents: pt. 1. Dioxins (60 min.) --
pt. 2. PCB (48 min.).
Series Title: Colección NOVA.
Responsibility: WGBH ; producer, director, writer, Robert Richter.

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Investigates the toxic products of petroleum distillation. Part 1, Dioxins, focuses on dioxin herbicides and their possible harmful effects on man and the environment. Shows sites in Oregon where residents suffer from an extremely high incidence of cancer, miscarriages, and disease. Also discusses claims made by veterans who blame their health problems on Agent Orange. Part 2, PCB, documents the problems of disposing of PCBs. Examines the ecological crisis at Love Canal, N.Y., where a school was built directly over buried chemicals and where hundreds of families have been evacuated because of the disposed chemicals.

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