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American Agenda (Medicine: Lead Poisoning) #129735

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 17, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston: Kathleen deLaski) CDC (Centers for Disease Control) study on impact of lead poisoning on children examined; scenes shown of workers wearing protective suits removing lead paint from older homes. [Boston's Children Hospital Dr. John GRAEF - says children's intellectual abilities are being impaired.] [Kid Thomas GREENBLATT - describes his problems in school.] [Mother Carol GREENBLATT - wonders if her three sons will ever lead a normal life.] Studies noted now showing that invisible lead dust is the problem, thus meaning this health problem affects middle class as well as inner city kids. [Mrs. LeBLANC - talks about her baby's problem with lead poisoning.] [Boston City Hospital Dr. Michael WEITZMAN - says this is a known environmental problem.] [U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department Dr. John WEICKER - comments on the cleanup problem.] Issue of who should pay for the cleanup detailed.

Jennings, Peter;
deLaski, Kathleen

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