Blue Vinyl

Blue Vinyl
Directed by Daniel B. Gold
Judith Helfand
Starring William Baggett, Charlie Cray, Daniel B. Gold
Release dates
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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[1] to turn the film into an organizing tool by increasing deliberate consumer advocacy and influencing industry change.[2][3]

The film received scrutiny [4] 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.

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