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Smelter / Lead Poisoning #479084

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1974
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(Studio) Smelter located in Kellogg, ID, brings death and sickness.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Kellogg, ID) Zinc and lead mined and refined here; lead found in every aspect of environmental in Kellogg, incling. people's bloodstream. Small children most vulnerable to lead poisoning. [Toxicologist William BARLHELL - discusses possible damage to child from lead poisoning.] [Dr. Robert CORDWELL - says best cure is to move away from smelter. Children especially vulnerable because they play in dirt.] [Mrs. William YOSS - plans to move her family because all 4 children have high lead content in blood.] [Vet. Dr. Roy LARSON - says horses very sensitive to lead poisoning.] Ironically, smelter workers safest of all; reasons given. Bunker Hill Company reaction noted.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John

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