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Kepone Poisoning / New Drug Treatment #256313

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 01, 1978
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(Studio) Report on apparent success in Allied Chemical's research program, begun with funds designated to try to repair damage from company's contamination of Virginia waterways with Kepone.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Richmond, Virginia) Background of Kepone poisoning at Allied plant in Hopewell, Virginia, and comparison of pesticide to aldrin and DDT given. Films and photos shown. Research by scientific team at Richmond's Med. College of Virginia to find substance to help victims detailed; new drug, cholestyramine, has been found. [Dr. Philip GUZELIAN - cites findings with regard to drug's effect on Kepone in humans.] Properties of drug and use in Kepone poison treatment described.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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