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Chemistry of Life and Death, The

Synopsis
Aspects of life and death from a chemical perspective. What happens to our body chemistry when we have a heart attack? What role did oxygen play in the origins of life? How do the toxic by-products of oxygen - so-called free radicals - threaten the lives of premature babies? Also looks at the toxin ricin and the chemistry of human decomposition.
Series
Our Chemical Environment, Course St240
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Chemistry
Keywords
death; free radicals; heart attacks; origins of life; oxygen; premature babies; ricin

Credits

Producer
Andrew Law; Cameron Balbirnie; Nick Watson; Paul Manners
Cast
Janet Suzman 
Mike Bullivant 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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