NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1979
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(Studio) New report with regard to possible link between asbestos-related diseases and hand-held hair dryers stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Proliferation of hand-held hair dryers and possible link between some types and asbestos-caused cancer detailed. WRC-TV sampling results with regard to number of hair dryers on market containing asbestos cited. Dryers under suspicion said among those mktd. by Sears, J.C. Penney, Montgomery Ward, General Electric, Hamilton Beach and Conair. Test results said asbestos level from dryers equal to that in schools. [Environment Defense Fund spokesperson Dr. Joseph HIGHLAND - explains asbestos level from dryers and relation to diseases.] Consumer Products Safety Commission said now conducting analysis. [Safety Commission spokesperson Susan KING - comments.] Mfrs.' claim with regard to asbestos stated. Results of possible recall action stated.
REPORTER: Lea Thompson