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Saccharin Ban #251036

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 1977
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(Studio) National Cancer Institute head, Dr. Guy Marshall, tells House hearing he doesn't see saccharin as dangerous cancer-causing substance for humans.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Congress feeling runs against ban, due to protest mail from constituents. [Representative Barbara MIKULSKI - cites events on prohibition of alcohol; believes saccharin will be gotten illegally from Mexico and Caribbean.] [Representative Andy JACOBS - says allowing ban will reduce freedom.] [Representative James SCHEUER - asks how FDA (Food and Drug Administration) can say saccharin not safe when people have used it for 80 years under physicians' care and with medical records and there's been no health fallout.] [Acting FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Sherwin GARDNER - it's not known 1 way or other.] Ridicule of Canadian study on rats noted; Gardner tries to clear up relationship between animals and tests. [GARDNER - Canadian study supports old doubts with regard to saccharin.] Diabetics ask committee for action as this is only sweetener they have left. Bills have already been introduced to change law governing such bans. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) action not to take place till July.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:02:10

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