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SERIOUS AND FUNNY ...
Videos on Chemicals, Pesticides, Toxics

This list of serious and funny videos about chemicals, toxics, pesticides includes videos on toxic chemicals in cosmetics, plastic, electronics, lawn care products, and more.

See the rightmost column for additional categories of videos related to chemicals.

VIDEOS ABOUT CHEMICALS
FUNNY/COOL

 
chemicals in cosmetics video link; split graphic of man and woman at bathroom sink using personal care products
THE STORY OF COSMETICS
Another excellent piece from Annie Leonard's "story of" series, this time taking on personal care products. Unless you check your labels carefully—and avoid products with ingredients you can't recognize or even pronounce—the shampoo, makeup, and other products on your shelves are almost sure to contain a variety of toxics.  Watch chemicals in cosmetics video.
 
funny video about vinyl link; thumb of cartoon graphic of private eye character
“SHE HAD GAMS THAT ... WERE NON-BIODEGRADEABLE”
It was a dark and stormy night... and perfect for some animation noire. "Sam Suds ... and the Case of PVC, the Poison Plastic" is a spoof of the hard-boiled P.I. genre that takes aim at that toxic perp known as Vinyl.  Watch funny video about vinyl.

 
good electronic waste video link; thumb of cartoon people using mobile electronics devices
THE STORY OF ELECTRONICS
The high-tech revolution's collateral damage includes 25 million tons of e-waste (and counting), plus poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. This good electronic-waste video uses funny/clever graphics to accent its points.
 
  VIDEOS ABOUT CHEMICALS
SERIOUS

 
video on chemical body burden link; thumb of '287 chemicals detected' with test tubes in background
AMERICANS—THE PROUD, THE BRAVE, THE POLLUTED
American babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies. Accumulation continues throughout life. Even low-dose chemicals can have devastating effects. Ken Cook of the EWG gives a witty, informative talk and slideshow on we, the polluted.  Watch video on chemical body burden(22:27)

 
natural cleaning products video link; thumb of woman with natural cleaning substances
NATURAL, HEALTHY CLEANING PRODUCTS
This clean-building professional's tips on how to use natural cleaning agents will save you money and keep the toxic chemicals found in most "normal" cleaners out of your home.  Watch natural cleaning products video.

 
green lawn care video link; thumb of little boy playing with black lab
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS, DOGS, AND LAWN CHEMICALS
In these difficult economic times, there's one easy cost-cutting measure you can take: Forget about applying chemical fertilizers and pesticides to your lawn this year. Reason enough should be that lawn chemicals pose a danger to pets, kids, and the local creek. But the truth is that they're not even good for your lawn because they degrade soil quality. For the not-safe-for-pets angle, you can watch the free 17-minute video The Truth About Cats, Dogs, and Lawn Chemicals.

 
picture of young boy carrying sign that says 'Dow clean up Bhopal NOW'; click to go to video page; opens in new window
FLAMES NOT FLOWERS
A 1984 explosion at a Dow/Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India killed thousands of people at the time and has left a legacy of follow-on illness and death that continues to this day. Get entertained and updated with this cool hip-hop music video ... From Students for Bhopal via YouTube ... Go there
 
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MERCURY, VACCINES, AND AUTISM — A very good (if slightly technical) interview with Dr. Boyd Haley, a medicinal chemistry expert. He discusses autism and other health implications of vaccines containing mercury-based thimerosal, as well as the shockingly irresponsible positions of the National Institutes of Health and other parts of the medical establishment. From AutismMedia.org via YouTube
 
picture of green lawn; click to go to SafeLawns.org; opens in new window
LAWN CARE? YOU'RE DOING IT ALL WRONG!
All wrong, that is, if you're still using the standard high-nitrogen lawn fertilizers that are ubiquitous on store shelves this time of year. SafeLawns.org offers a free series of online video clips explaining how to put your lawn into rehab.  Go there
 
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  RECENT RELATED AUDIO  

CATEGORY:  AGRICULTURE, CHEMICALS — 17.DEC.2014

Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Food Sleuth Radio

Pesticides—Beware the Drifter — Attorney Amanda Heyman's job is providing legal counsel for independent farmers and food businesses. Here she discusses the legal aspects of pesticide drift, GMOs, organics, and "natural" labeling.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   28:15

GP comment:  Pesticide drift may sound like a boring technical topic, of limited interest to anyone but farmers. But it affects a wide variety of issues, from air quality for residences around non-organic farms to the integrity of organic foods.

Original Show Pub Date: 20.Nov.2014

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT (CHEMICALS) — 04.NOV.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Living on Earth

Green Groups Sue EPA Over Agent Orange-Related Herbicide — A coalition of environmental groups and farmers is suing the EPA over approval of Dow Chemicalís new GMO crop herbicide, Enlist Duo, a combination of glyphosate and 2,4-D, one of two active ingredients in the notorious Vietnam-era defoliant Agent Orange. The lawsuit alleges inadequate environmental and health assessments by the agency. Bill Freese of the Center for Food Safety discusses the suit and the effects the herbicide is likely to have on weed resistance and pollinators.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   8:35

GP comment:  This case has gotten a lot of press, but the entire pesticide regime is out of control, as a walk down the pesticide aisle in the gardening section of a big-box store will tell you.

Original Show Pub Date: 31.Oct.2014 ~~ Original story title: Agent Orange-Related Herbicide Approved for GMO Crops; EPA Sued

CATEGORY:  ENVIRONMENT (TOXICS, CLIMATE) — 23.SEP.2014

Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good TUC Radio

Poisoning the Sky—A Community Investigates Chemtrails and Fights Back — Residents of Shasta County, California have documented that the lingering white trails in the sky above—chemtrails—are correlated with an increase in toxic contaminants in rain, snow, and surface water, including aluminum, barium and strontium. In this clip, we hear experts and citizens present their evidence before the Shasta County Supervisors as a matter of public health and an issue of citizens' right to know. They point out that the chemicals in the contaminated water are also found in patents for weather modification chemicals used by the military and private contractors.
Go to page  |  Download/listen   30:00

GP comment:  This is not concerned citizens making unsupported allegations. There is science here, presented by credentialed witnesses.

Original Show Pub Date: 10.Sep.2014

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