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PBB's / Breast Feeding / Michigan Health Officials #485765

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 15, 1976
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(Studio) PBBs fed to cows by mistake and now showing up in mothers' milk.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Lansing, Michigan) 1st victims of accident were Michigan dairy cows when polybrominated biphenyls mistakenly put in feed at processing plant. (Film of cattle at Coopersville, Michigan, in Apri1, 1976, shown.) Controversy is now over whether Michigan mothers should breast-feed babies; tests showing PBB's in milk noted; state health director says today not enough evidence to discourage breast feeding. [Michigan health director Dr. Maurice REIZEN - says levels not scary.] Others not connected with state government disagree. [U. of Michigan representative Dr. Thomas CORBETT - says doesn't know if anything will happen but own inclination is not to breast-feed.] State health officials waiting to see what happens to farm families who ingested PBBs; Ron Creighton family cited as example [Jeanette CREIGHTON - says it's her family's lives they are playing with and it's been scary.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross

Chancellor, John;
Ross, Brian

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