Living Downstream

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Witness / Al Jazeera

Living Downstream

An American ecologist probes the effects of chemical industry polluting water supplies, while battling cancer.

Filmmaker: Chanda Chevannes

Sandra Steingraber is an American ecologist whose books reach thousands of people. Diagnosed at an early age with cancer, she joined a long line of patients in her family - only, Sandra was adopted.

She embarked on a quest to find the link between cancer and the environment and to campaign against the chemical industry contaminating water supplies.

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