Daniel B. Gold|
|Starring||William Baggett, Charlie Cray, Daniel B. Gold|
Blue Vinyl is a 2002 documentary film directed by Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand. With a lighthearted tone, the film follows one woman's quest for an environmentally sound cladding for her parents' house in Merrick, Long Island, New York. It also investigates the many negative health effects of polyvinyl chloride in its production, use and disposal, focusing on the communities of Lake Charles and Mossville, Louisiana, and Venice, Italy. Filming for Blue Vinyl began in 1994.
Blue Vinyl teamed up with Working Films to create the My House is Your House Campaign to turn the film into an organizing tool by increasing deliberate consumer advocacy and influencing industry change.
The film received scrutiny when the DVD was released with portions missing from the original broadcast. Lori Sanzone, a woman diagnosed with angiosarcoma of liver (ASL), a type of cancer associated with vinyl exposure, had her diagnosis changed to a different disease. Also, after an out-of-court settlement, an Italian court ended a talked about in Blue Vinyl.
- My House is Your House Campaign Archived April 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Blue Vinyl and the My House is Your House Consumer Organizing Campaign, 2002-2003 Archived September 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-09-04.
- healthybuilding.net Archived August 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Blue Vinyl homepage
- Blue Vinyl at Working Films
- Blue Vinyl at the Internet Movie Database
- My House is Your House
- PVC: The Poison Plastic