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California / Proposition 65 / Toxic Warnings #319988

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 26, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) California reported passing legislature to post warnings with regard to toxins. Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Legis. discussed. Shoppers reported able to call toll-free number and operator will give free information on toxins. [OPERATOR - questions caller.] Consumer advocates noted claiming more labels and signs should be posted. [S. California Grocers' Association spokesperson Steve KOFF - comments on warning signs.] Impact of warning signs discussed. [Environment Defense Fund spokesperson David ROE - says companies will have to change throughout US, not just in California.] Law noted focusing on low levels of dangerous chemicals; details given, scenes shown. [Environment Working Group spokesperson Mike CARDIN - defends use of chemicals.] Consumer advocates noted wanting warnings on wine and liquor bottles similar to those on cigarette pkgs. Liquor industry noted fighting labels.

Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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