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McFarland, California / Cancer / Children #107217

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 03, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(McFarland, California: Tom Schell) High cancer rate for children in McFarland, California, reported; details given; funerals services for cancer victim shown. [Voices of PEOPLE - discuss childhood cancer.] Issue of spraying of nearby fields with pesticides and fertilizers affecting water supply discussed. [Resident Connie ROSALES - says children don't understand.] Failure of studies, in 1985 and more recently, to determine cause of cancer cited. [State health director Dr. Ken KIZER -says cause remains unknown.] [Cancer victim's mother Teresa BUENTELLO - wants to forget.]

Jennings, Peter;
Schell, Tom

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