CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 27, 1978
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(Studio) New York Academy of Science conference on problems of asbestos, used until recently in shipbuilding and construction inds., noted. New concerns about effect of asbestos on nation's youth because of its use in school bldgs. constructed in 1950's and 1960's reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Discovery of loose asbestos fibers in New Jersey schools, resulting in state-wide survey of asbestos use in schools, reported Dangers of asbestos, incl. cancer, listed. Scientists' advice to those exposed to asbestos, because of length of time it takes for diseases to appear, reported [Mt. Sinai Med. School spokesperson Dr. Irving SELIKOFF - thinks routine exams now would be unwise because nothing will show up in short time after exposure.] [Department of Health, Education and Welfare spokesperson Dr. David RALL - says most important thing for those exposed to asbestos in schools is to stop or never start smoking.] Other details about situation given, include limited response to Massachusetts group's ntnwide. survey of problem. Upcoming Department of Health, Education and Welfare public relations campaign on dangers of asbestos noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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