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Asbestos Fibers / Lung Disease / Shipyard Workers #53420

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 1978
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(Studio) Scientists' reports that asbestos fibers are dangerous to lungs noted. New report with regard to possible effects to shipyard workers, past and present, mentioned.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Details given on effects of asbestos on shipyard workers, who can develop lung cancer or asbestosis; Navy's concern about those who have worked in its shipyards and on ships since World War II noted. Case of ex-Navy man Frank Cullen cited as example; photograph shown. [CULLEN - describes experiences in Navy shipyard after ship runs from New York City to Belfast in World War II. Tells how own case of lung cancer has affected him; expects little time to live if chemotherapy doesn't work.] Figs. re: lung disturbances of workers at all shipyards given. Consideration of Defense and Department of Health, Education and Welfare Depts. to issue warning to all shipyard workers to be found with regard to dangers involved in asbestos reported.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Reasoner, Harry

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