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Brown Lung Disease / Hearings #251903

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 10, 1977
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(Studio) Efforts to protect workers from health hazards now affects cotton workers.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Lubbock, Texas) Though cotton gins will be idle till fall, gin operators and planers turn out at hearing with regard to further regulations to control brown lung disease. [OSHA representative Grover WRENN - notes symptoms of disease attributed to cotton dust in lungs.] [Representative George MAHON - says evidence is too flimsy.] [Texas agriculture commissioner Reagan BROWN - says it's time to stop some regulating.] OSHA spokesperson admits inconclusive evidence.
REPORTER: David Dick

Dick, David;
Mudd, Roger

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