CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 05, 1972
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) moves to restrict use of hexachlorophene.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(New York) Hexachlorophene kills skin bacteria. Found to cause brain lesions. [American Academy Pediatrics, Dr. L. Stanley JAMES - views chemical as dangerous.] Mfrs. "Physohex" say product being damned too soon. [Winthrop Labs., Dr. Monroe TROUT - says risk doesn't outweigh risk of staph epidemics in newborn nurseries.] [JAMES - advocates plain soap and water.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
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