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Closeup (Michigan Pbb Contamination) #40720

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 10, 1976
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(Studio) Nos. of livestock affected by PBB contamination noted. Today 6 days of testing on farmers in area ends in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Grand Rapids, Michigan) Scientists begin to look for possible effects 1973 incident can have had on humans. Tests being conducted by team from National Institutes of Health. [MAN - notes some preliminary findings of tests.] Officials say PBB has been removed from Michigan food but traces being found still; farm families seem most affected. [2nd MAN - notes effects poisoning has evidently had on him and son.] Testing also being done for long-range effects. [3rd MAN - says dimensions of problem can only expand.] [WOMAN - says 4 daughters have seen effects of chemical on cattle and say they hope they never have children unless proven such children would be healthy.] Some families seem not to have been affected. [2nd WOMAN - says she thinks people claim effects to get money.] Effects of chemical poisoning may not be known for 10-20 years
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Walters, Barbara

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