chemicals

  • Major timber companies have been spraying millions of pounds of herbicide on their private forestland in Oregon. But many residents suspect chemicals are being carried on the wind, prompting health concerns.

  • Chapter 1: Soft Power, Hard Edge

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  • Reporters William Kistner and Kyla Dunn investigate the toxic threat posed by harmful chemicals. The reportreveals thatb researchers are focusing on fetal damage caused by exposure to contaminants in order to gauge the impact of harmful chemicals on humans and wildlife.

  • There is growing evidence chemicals are disrupting development in wildlife - but are humans also at risk? This CIR Frontline co-production explores the endocrine disruption hypothesis, an alarming new theory which posits that certain hormone-mimicking chemicals can disrupt the body's chemistry and lead to cancer, genital deformities and lowered IQ.

  • In the Indian state of Goa, DuPont has been stymied for more than ten years in its efforts to build a new chemical factory by an increasingly boisterous opposition of farmers, craftsmen and environmental activists. Reporter Mark Schapiro investigates DuPont's efforts to promote itself as a refurbished 'company with a conscience' and the indigenous populations' efforts to combat it.

  • Humans have fought an energetic battle with insects throughout modern history. For the past fifty years, that war has accelerated as some of the most sophisticated and lethal chemicals ever discovered have been used in the fight. So why are we losing the war on bugs? Reporter Constance Matthiessen reveals that biology is on the their side.