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Michigan Cattle / Poison In Feed #482329

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 20, 1975
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(Studio) Last year thousands of Michigan farm animals were destroyed because poison chemical found in their feed.
REPORTER: Tom Snyder

(Kalamazoo Cnty., Michigan) Cattle still dying in Michigan, year after contaminated feed discovered. PBB, flame retardant chemical, mistakenly mixed with feed distributed by Michigan farm bureau co-op 2 years ago. There's no antidote for PBB. [Cattle breeder Vern LANPHEAR - says it's cruel to watch them suffer because nothing can be done for them.] Hundreds of families have eaten meat containing chemical; so far no human ailment traced to PBB.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Rockford, Michigan) [Dr. Fred BAUGHMAN - says PBB even in minute quantities may not be safe for human consumption.] State officials now writing tighter regulations for handling of chemicals.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Jamieson, Bob;
Snyder, Tom

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