CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 25, 1974
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(Studio) Labor Department begins hearings on potential dangers of vinyl chloride; chemical linked with cancer. AFL-CIO wants to limit workers' exposure time to vinyl chloride.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Bridgeport, Connecticut) Vinyl chloride used in almost all areas of modern day life. B.F. Goodrich 1st linked vinyl chloride to cancer. [Dr. Irving SELIKOFF - believes cancer from vinyl chloride will be found in more and more workers.] New laws under investigation with regard to amount of chloride permitted in factories. [Plastic industry society Ralph HARDING JR. - hopes safe vinyl chloride level can be found.] More suspicious evidence being gathered against vinyl chloride. [SELIKOFF - says vinyl chloride may affect persons living near to factories.] Most products made from vinyl chloride safe although 2 products were deemed unsafe.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
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