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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1979
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(Studio) Conflicting reports from private American Council on Science and Health and from National Academy of Sciences with regard to any link between cancer in humans and saccharin detailed. Interagency task force reported to have begun releasing documents with regard to effect of radiation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given about Department of Health, Education and Welfare study of causes and effects of low-level radiation exposure on humans. Recommendations of study for limiting some causes noted. United States government film shown. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano's statements with regard to higher incidence of cancer among some exposure groups reported [CALIFANO - comments.] Uncertainty about seriousness of low-level radiation risks stated.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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