Search the Archive

Hexachlorophene #19227

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 01, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has issued warning against use of hexachlorophene, especially in hospitals to bathe babies. Staphylococcic infections reported to have increased substantially since discontinuation of its use.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New Haven, Conn.) [Dr. Alexander CAMPBELL - says all babies in nursery now show staph contamination, if not infection. Calls for FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to reevaluate ban on hexachlorophene.]
REPORTER: David Snell

(Studio) In prior report on hexachlorophene, products containing it were shown. Ban deodorant, include in list, does not contain substance.

Reasoner, Harry;
Snell, David

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.