CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Environmental Protection Agency reported ordering gradual ban of asbestos, carcinogen that has been linked to lung cancer and other diseases. Report introduced.
(DC: Mark Phillips) Ban reported designed to protect health of Americans; case of asbestosis patient Paul Safchest discussed; scenes shown. [SAFCHEST - comments on disease.] [EPA administration William REILLY - comments on ban.] No. of asbestos-related cases per year noted. [White Lung Association spokesperson James FITE - says ban won't protect people from asbestos already in place.] [Asbestos Info. Association spokesperson Bob PIGG - defends asbestos industry]
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