Das Gift kommt zurück [The toxins return]

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Altemeier, Inge. Das Gift kommt zurück [The toxins return]. Hamburg: Altemeier & Hornung Filmproduktion, 2009. 45 min.

Billed as a crime thriller for the age of globalization, this documentary raises concerns about apparent lapses in the regulation of imported goods with reference to toxic substances. The toxins range from traces of pesticides in articles such as clothing to the nerve gas routinely used to protect the contents of containers shipped from Asia to the port of Hamburg. Though experts have estimated that around one in five of these containers is contaminated, the documentary shows that customs officials in Hamburg have no legal means of protecting consumers from associated risks to their health. (Source: Official Film Website)

© 2009, Altemeier & Hornung Filmproduktion. Image used with permission. 

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact library@rcc.lmu.de.

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