NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 27, 1978
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(Studio) Dangers to health from asbestos noted. Shipbuilders' exposure to substance before dangers known mentioned; present efforts to eliminate asbestos from atmosphere reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Los Angeles, California) Studies being made of shipyard workers at Long Beach (California) Naval Shipyard reported; is noted that 16% of 1st 6600 who have had chest X-rays have been shown to have chest abnormalities associated with asbestos. Other details of tests given. [Shipyard medical director Dr. Jean FELTON - describes indications of asbestos diseases. Says symptoms aren't created at present time; notes that people examined have indications of disease but no symptoms.] Asbestosis symptoms of retired shipyard worker Konrad O'Hearn noted. [O'HEARN - describes symptoms.] Navy's report on precautions now being taken to protect workers from asbestos stated.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer