ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 04, 1977
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(Studio) Use of chemical This in children's sleepwear, as flame retardant, noted. Federal Consumer Products Safety Commission to vote later in week with regard to ban on Tris.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Scientists fear Tris may cause cancer if children exposed over period of time. Congress subcommittee comforts Safety Commission with regard to delay in decision with regard to what to do about Tris. [Representative Robert DRINAN - asks what will be done with regard to tris-treated garments after ban.] [Commission chairperson South John BYINGTON - won't say commission will ban it.] [DRINAN - asks what Byington would suggest doing with regard to garments.] [BYINGTON - says washing 3 times removes 95% of chemical on surface.] Says this doesn't require ban and further information must be gathered.] Some restrictions expected, but details yet to be determined.
REPORTER: Bill Matney
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