The Toxins Return (2009)

Barbie, H&M jeans, everyday corn- just some of the products recalled due to controls on the use of dangerous chemicals. Now a wave of toxicity cases is calling to account cheap manufacture in countries without chemical controls. We follow the toxic trail from field worker - to customs official - to high street shopper. How much can we trust the products in our family homes?  In Hamburg, the third largest port in Europe, Professor Bauer addresses the disgruntled members of the Dutch Transport Union. ‘Containers coming in with toxins should be marked’ he says ‘but nobody enforces this - those who break the regulations are not punished.’ Suddenly a port worker collapses: he has been exposed to toxins and his brain has suffered serious long-term damage. ‘It’s difficult to continue after... read more
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