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EPA / 2,4,5-T #58380

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1979
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency temporary ban on herbicide 2,4,5-T due to possible link with birth defects and miscarriages noted. Deputy Environmental Protection Agency administration Barbara Blum shown, quoted. Use of chemical in defoliant, Agent Orange, in Vietnam war recalled.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Background report on use of Agent Orange defoliant in Vietnam war and its longrange effects on United States soldiers. [MAN - comments.] University of Wisconsin Primate Lab noted as researching effects of chemical on humans; Paul Rodishan shown, noted as one such victim. Defense Department film shown. Presence of dioxin in Agent Orange and its effects on humans detailed. Death of Paul Robishan of cancer in December, 1978, noted; photograph shown. Use of 2,4,5-T in spraying forests in Oregon and alleged health problems as result reported Miscarriage rate in area given. [Bonnie HILL - comments.] Moscow Hills, Missouri, case involving chemical and death of horses at Piatt family stables detailed; film shown. [Judy PIATT - fears for dtrs.' health.]
REPORTER: Geraldo Rivera

Reporter(s):
Reynolds, Frank;
Rivera, Geraldo
Duration:
00:03:10

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