Search the Archive

Asbestos / Cancer Risk / American Schools #54463

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 27, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) New York City conference on environmental hazards report on cancer dangers to some families in Puerto Rico due to flaking of asbestos used in home-building materials noted. United States government report on similar hazards to Americans due to asbestos in materials used in some American school bldgs. reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(NYC) Discovery of asbestos situation in some American schools at school in Hopewell Twp., New Jersey, in 1976 and subsequent government funded study of extent of problem detailed. Findings of study in New Jersey and New York City reported [Institution of Environment Health Sciences spokesperson Dr. David RALL - lists things parents can do if children's school uses asbestos.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Donaldson, Sam

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.