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Health / Legionnaires Disease / Lead Poisoning Rules #255463

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1978
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(Studio) Briefing of physicians from 30 ntns. by Center for Disease Control in Atlanta about effects of Legionnaires disease on victims who survive noted; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Legionnaires disease problems at Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital in Los Angeles outlined and inability of hospital and US Communicable Disease Center officials to find source noted. [Hospital spokesperson Dr. H. Earl GORDON - describes unsuccessful tests to find disease source.] Other hospital tests of patients with regard to exposure to disease reported Scientists' beliefs about spread of disease and that incidence of Legionnaires disease might be higher in other hospitals than reported, due to their inability to perform extensive tests, stated.

(Studio) Labor Department announcement of new rule with regard to worker exposure to lead detailed. Possible health damage from lead poisoning described. Lead ind. association lawsuit challenging new standards noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Dow, David;
Mudd, Roger

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