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Cosmetics Ind. / Health Risks / Cong. Hearing #256654

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1978
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(Studio) Recent charges that hair dyes contain ingredients possibly causing cancer noted. Congress hearing with regard to risks from other cosmetics reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) General Accounting Office report to House subcommittee on animal tests resulting in cancer and birth defects possibly caused by contents of certain cosmetics outlined. [Representative Andrew MAGUIRE - asks about Grecian Formula 16.] [General Accounting Office spokesperson James LINZ - cites possible effects of lead acetate in product, according to agency of World Health Org.] [MAGUIRE - is afraid to go home and look in cabinet.] Response of mfrs. of Grecian Formula to allegations given, along with statement of Cosmetics Toiletry Fragrance Association Vice President Dr. Norman Estrin. [ESTRIN - thinks this is scare tactic and isn't based on good science.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Don. Kennedy's remarks on need for more research and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) plans to still require warning labels on some hair dyes cited.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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