In our water

United States, 1981

Film
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South Brunswick, New Jersey; Spring, 1975. Frank Kaler and his family are convinced there is something wrong with their water; vegetables cooked in it change colour, skin lesions appear after bathing in it. The health department claims that it is drinkable, but it is later determined to be some of the most toxic drinking water in the country.

Credits

producer/director

Meg Switzgable

production company

Foresight Films

Language

English

Duration

01:09:46:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32952

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental health

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental law

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural resources - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Pollution - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Pollution - United States

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water - Pollution

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Waste disposal

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drinking water - Health aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Environmental health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hazardous substances

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Public health - United States

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Chemicals - Safety measures

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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