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Pollution linked to babies born without hands

Title
Pollution linked to babies born without hands
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
2 Feb 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:03:10
Description
Tanya Hines reports on the incidence of children born without hands in coastal areas of Britain and talks to mother of such a child, Jeanette Swinbourne(?). Peter Mandelson MP says this suggests some form of marine pollution. Dr Alastair Hay, chemical expert at Leeds University, says if chemicals are the cause they would be accumulated through the food chain. Professor John Burn from the Northern Genetics Service plays down the issue.
Contributors
Peter Mandelson; Tanya Hines; Alastair Hay; John Burn; Jeanette Swinbourne(?)
Keywords
Pollution; Limbs; Water pollution; Medical research; Disabled children; Births (numbers)

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