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Living downstream.

Chevannes, Chanda, (director,, producer.). Shields, Nathan, (producer.). Steingraber, Sandra (participant.). Steingraber, Sandra. Living downstream. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 85 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2010.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Chanda Chevannes.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring Sandra Steingraber.
Summary, etc.:
Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, this award-winning documentary follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, Sandra receives a worrisome result. Thus, we begin two journeys with Sandra: her private struggle with a possible cancer recurrence and her public quest to bring attention to the toxic chemicals in our environment. We follow these invisible toxicants as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. We see how they enter our bodies and, once inside, how they may contribute to cancer formation. Experts in the fields of toxicology and cancer research talk about their own findings - findings that illuminate the significant connection between a healthy environment and human health. At once Sandra's personal journey and her scientific exploration, Living Downstream is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Cancer > Environmental aspects.
Environmental toxicology.
Pesticides > Environmental aspects.
Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography.
Water > Pollution.
Water > Pesticide content.

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