NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 14, 1978
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(Studio) Hearings with regard to determination of carcinogenous factors at industry sites announced.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Ind. film shown; exposure to possible cancer causing substances noted. Determining danger levels said difficult. Whether to wait until cancer developments in individuals, or whether to rely on tests on animals said the question. Ind. stance noted. [Dow Chemical Company Paul OREFFICE - fears over-strict federal rules would make United States industry uncompetitive.] Effect of strict rules on emp. considered. [Union official Steve WODKA - favors strict rules.] [OSHA Dr. Eula BINGHAM - advocates use of test animals.] Hearings on matter said to last for mos. at United States Department of Labor.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
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