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DDT Ban / Finch / Mfrs. #443304

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1969
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(Studio) Study Commission recommends to Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch that DDT use be stopped, with few exceptions, in next 2 years Finch and Secys. of Agriculture and Interior agree.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [Secretary FINCH - says if stopped DDT use tomorrow, it would take 10 years to purge environment of it. A lot of signals justify action: cancer in mice; pollution; and damage to ecological chain.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Los Angeles, California) DDT persists; doesn't go away. Lgest. manufacturer, Montrose Chemical Company, laughs at cancer report [Vice President Max SOBELMAN - says ban effect to be disastrous for foreign cntrys. using DDT for public health. 30 insect diseases, like malaria, controlled by DDT. Who said, "If DDT withdrawn, millions would die from malaria, due to lost immunity?" 80% of American DDT used overseas in foreign aid plans.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Studio) Mfrs. say chemicals other than DDT will kill animals and won't last long.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Huntley, Chet

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