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Aerosol Can / Ozone Break-Up #231637

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 03, 1974
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(Studio) Pollution problem on consumer level worries scientists.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Pushing aerosol cans' buttons may be adding to accumulation of gases in atmosphere. Gases beginning to deplete ozone that protects us from lethal ultraviolet radiation. [Dr. Michael McELROY - says ozone could be broken up in 10 years; biology of man needs thousands of years to adjust to such a change.] Effects of ultraviolet rays on earth's atmosphere discussed. [McELROY - doesn't think world can wait for theory to be proved by ozone actually breaking down. It would be too late then.] Aerosol can industry doesn't disagree with theory. [Dr. Raymond McCARTHY - believes industry would invent other things to replace aerosol cans if research shows ozone breaking up.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Studio) 3 billion aerosol cans produced last year
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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