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Michigan / Pbb Contamination / Tests For Effects #486497

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 1976
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(Studio) PBB contamination of livestock feed in Michigan 3 years ago noted. Neurologists examining people who live there finding disorders of central nervous systems.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Grand Rapids, Michigan) Doctors in Grand Rapids, Michigan, examine people who live or used to live on farms in area affected when Michigan farm bureau accidently mixed PBB's with cattle feed. Case of veterinarian Dr. Alfa Clark noted. [CLARK - notes how he's been affected since contamination.] Other effects noted; doctors say it may be 3 mos. before test results in and it's known if PBB responsible.
REPORTER: Eric Burns (WOTV film, Grand Rapids)

Brinkley, David;
Burns, Eric

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