ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 07, 1977
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(Studio) Saccharin ban based on Canadian study. Investigators of study report to congress subcommittee
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Capitol Hill) Scientists' results given. [American Cancer Society Dr. Joyce McCANN - says saccharin cancer instances vary in range; top range is several thousands of new cancers per year] Congress members in disagreement about next action. [Research chemist Dr. John BURNS - believes risk of saccharin causing cancer in humans minimal. Saccharin should remain available.] [Case Western Med. School Dr. Frederick ROBBINS - thinks it's fine for people to make own choice about saccharin, but expresses concern for young children.] [Representative William GOODLING - follows up on children eating and drinking saccharin products.] [Tufts Univ. Dr. Abraham NIZEL - says children's teeth to rot if they have sugar in population Saccharin's effect really unknown.] More information on saccharin needed.
REPORTER: Don Farmer
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