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Asbestos / Cancer #28670

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1974
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(Studio) Asbestos linked with cancer.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Paterson, New Jersey) Med. research team tests wives and children of workers subjected to asbestos in factories. As long as 20 years ago workers unaware they were carriers of lethal asbestos dust to relatives at home. [Cancer expert Dr. Irving SELIKOFF - outlines results of research.] Factory in Paterson closed in 1954, but asbestos still found in homes near plant. 10 years ago Ida Yodice's father died from lung cancer; last yr. Ida died from asbestos-related cancer. [Ida's husband, Joseph YODICE - explains how Ida infected by father's clothes.] [Dr. SELIKOFF - says 30 years can easily go by before full disastrous effects of asbestos known.]

Smith, Howard K.;
Young, Bob

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