NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Boston, Massachusetts: Lisa Myers) Govt.'s decision to halt lead poisoning detection program under Reagan administration examined; details given, scenes shown. [Christopher Edley's FATHER - recalls learning of son's poisoning.] [Dr. John GRAEF - notes difficulty in parents' detecting lead poisoning in children.] Toxicity of lead in humans explained. [Dr. Devra DAVIS - notes discovery of new toxicity level.] Implications for lead-poisoned children's intellectual development cited; administration said ordering Ctrs. for Disease Control to stop gathering information on epidemic. [Dr. Ellen SILBERGELD - comments.] Recommendations of American Academy of Pediatrics listed. [DAVIS - comments.]