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Special (Cancer in the Air) #486775

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 24, 1976
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(Studio) In case involving government protection of factory workers, federal agency charged with job may have done just opposite. Dust in air at some factories may cause cancer.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Upstate New York factory, R. T. Vanderbilt Co, Incorporated, makes talc for use in manufacturing Several health experts and government say talc contains form of asbestos which can expose workers to cancer if talc not handled properly. Company claims talc doesn't contain asbestos and, with help from some Congmen., got help from division of Labor Department, Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA). In 1974, John Stender, then head of OSHA, told company they could certify talc didn't contain asbestos. Though there was no proof, co. did so, and still claims talc contains

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:03:50

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