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PBB Contamination / Michigan / Hearing #488172

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1976
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(Studio) Michigan farmers say PBB, polybrominated biphenyl, killing their cattle and poses hazard to humans.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Shipment of fire-retardant chemical, PBB, mislabelled and sold as livestk. food additive in 1973. PBB transmitted from livestk. to food. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Alexander SCHMIDT - speaks of tests to determine effects of PBB ingestion.] [Michigan farmer James GREEN - describes son's condition due to PBB.] [2nd Michigan farmer Louis TROMBLEY - says can put price on cattle, but not on humans.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - asks who made mistake.] [TROMBLEY - says Michigan Chemical and Farm Bureau made mistake; FDA's mistake for not putting clamps on them.] Michigan biochemist Fred. Halpert says he was advised not to go to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and when he did go, it was no help.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Ellerbee, Linda
Duration:
00:02:30

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