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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 73

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 9, 1974
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7E -June9,1974 Sunday Gazette-Mail ~" ~ Charleston, West Virginia How To Bui) Vinyl Chlorine Risks Known, But Hushed Rainbow Assembly Begins Thursday By Sidney Margolius Consumer Expert for Sunday Casette-Mail One of the most disturbing aspects of the controversy over the industrial uses of vinyl chloride, a cancer causing gas recently implicated in the deaths of several workers, is that some U.S. and European corporations and the Manufacturing Chemists Association (MCA), knew of the dangers but withheld these facts for at least a year. This information was made public by one of the country's leading professional associations, the American Chemical Society, in the May 20 issue of its Chemical and Engineering ' News. In August, 1972, an Italian scientist, Cesare Maltoni, found his first angiosarcoma (a rare form of cancer) in the liver of rats he was testing, the article relates. In January, 1973, a team of three U.S. chemical industry scientists visited Professor Maltoni to learn of his result. * » * HOWEVER, U.S. chemical industry sources say they were bound by an agreement under which four European firms controlled release of the animal test data, the report reveals. The first public disclosure of the findings came on Feb. 15, 1974, in the U.S., after B. F. Goodrich's announcement of three deaths due to angiosarcorrfe of the liver since 1971 among workers at its Louisville, Ky.,. plant. Subsequently, the total number of confirmed liver an- giosarcoma cases at other plants in the U.S. and abroad has risen to 19, including 13 in the U.S.. Based largely on Professor Maltoni's findings, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) has lowered the permissible worker exposure level of vinyl chloride to 50 parts per million from the previous ceiling of 500 ppm. But the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department has criticized this standard, and the U.S. Labor Department has proposed a complete ban on worker exposure to vinyl chloride. Vinyl chloride also has been widely used as a propellant for many aerosol spray products used by consumers. It now has been banned for this purpose even though the risk involved in this use was said to be relatively small. * * * IN G E N E R A L , ' d e s p i t e their admitted convenience, aerosol spray products have come under increasing attack for their hazards. Vinyl chloride spray had been used in many hair sprays; some brand of medicated vaporizers; athlete's foot sprays; some anti-perspirants and deodorants; wig sprays and cleaners, and even antiseptic room sprays. Previously, the Food and Drug Administration had banned aerosol spray cough remedies, usually labeled "decongestant sprays," containing trichloroethane. This solvent is an anesthetic when inhaled and disrupts normal heart beat more readily even than chloroform. Another frequent problem is flammability of such sprays and, in some products, the danger of fumes. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported the case of a woman who used a spray varnish in a small room. While the vapors were still in the air, she lit a cigaret and was nearly consumed in flames. Nowadays aerosol cans are labled "flammable" and it can be argued that this woman should have known better than to light a cigaret. But Commissioner Barbara Franklin points out that while the can was labeled "flammable," the woman "had no way of knowing the vapors were also flammable." Without doubt, aerosol hazards are multiplied by inadequate labels. None of the products I have examined say what the propellant is, for example, whether the product contains vinyl chloride. Despite the recalls, many such products may still be in consumers' homes and some may even be on store shelves. SOME CANS display prominent warnings about flammability, fumes and dangers even of high heat. Others provide only obscure statements in small print sometimes buried in the instructions. Obviously, the quickest action the government agencies can take is to require that labels state the kind of propet lant and set standards for the prominence of warnings. There are additional dangers in the use of aerosol cans to which consumers need to be alert. One is that the can will explode if dropped into a trash fire or incinerator, or if the can is punctured. Significantly, vent release devices which will reduce this danger have been available for at least four years at the cost of a couple of pennies. But most man- ufactuers, judging from products on the m a r k e t , have chosen not to undertake this additional expense. But even more prominent warnings may not be enough. Some products with hidden dangers such as the spray varnish perhaps shouldn't be on the market at all. At least some manufacturers use alternative packages. One is pump-type hair sprays. They are probably as convenient, and may cost no more or even less since they waste less of the product. Moreover, some manufacturers, who make both kinds, say that the pump type also provides better holding power for hair than aerosol spray products. Pump-type sprays also are available as an alternative in many household cleaning products. Creams and roll-on alternatives also are availa We in many toiletries such as deodorants. "God's Rainbow in the Clouds" is the theme chosen for the 33rd annual session of the Grand Assembly of West Virginia, International Order of Rainbow for Girls by Miss Cheryl Cutright, grand worthy adviser, who will be the presiding officer. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M a x w e l l C u t r i g h t of Bridgeport, she also has chosen the Mother's Day Shrine in Grafton as her project while in office. She is a student at Madison College in Harrisonburg, Va., and is a former exchange student to Sweden. The annual meeting will be held Thursday through Saturday in the Scottish Rite Temple. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday afternoon, with a dinner following at 5 p.m. to honor the grand officers. Mrs. Margaret Deffet of Clarksburg, mother adviser for the state organization, will be hostess for the dinner. * * * THURSDAY ACTIVITIES will include registration and rehearsals in the morning. at 8 a.m. with reports, election of officers and dedications. A noon luncheon in the Daniel Boone Hotel will honor grand executive officers, and a memorial service will be held in the afternoon. The Ladies Oriental Shrine will serve a smorgasbord at 5 p.m., and the Grand Cross of Color banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the mirror room of the hotel. Following the crowning of "Queen Wide Awake," the evening's entertainment will be furnished by the Beni Kedem Gold Band, the Oriental Band and the patrol of Beni Kedem Temple. Saturday morning will be devoted to the completion of unfinished business and the installation of grand officers to complete the session. Rachel Ruben Catering Service Wedding Receptions Call 343-7631 CHERYL CUTRIGHT Grand Worthy Adviser followed by a noon luncheon at St. Marks United Methodist Church, which will honor mother advisers and executive board members. The grand banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the temple. Friday sessions will begin Miss Douglas Wed In Friday Service In an open-church wedding held Friday evening at Pinch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating. Miss Junie Meleea Douglas became the bride of Joseph MRS. J. B. LIPSCOMB . . . former Juniv Douglas Brinford Lipscomb. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Douglas of Elkview and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Regnald B. Lipscomb of Blue Creek. The bride was given in marriage by her father and nuptial music was provided by Jackie Strieker. * * + MAID OF HONOR was Miss Lisa Buckner of Pinch and bridesmaid was Miss Vicki Dodd of Boise, Idaho. Jim Kennedy served as best man and ushers included James Douglas Jr. of Washington, D.C., and Tim Douglas, brothers of the bride and Jackie Richardson of Blue Creek. The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lipscomb are graduates of Herbert Hoover High School. He is serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and is also employed by Union Carbide. The couple will reside at Pinch after a short wedding trip. Susan Broderick, John Brooks Wed Scholarship Awarded MRS. J. H. BROOKS - , . . former Susan Broderick NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. -- St. Theresa's Church here was the setting on Saturday for the wedding of Miss Susan Jan Broderick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Broderick of New Cumberland, and Dr. John Herbert Brooks, son of Mrs. Herbert V i n t o n Brooks of St. Albans, W. Va., and the late Dr. Brooks. Carolyn Taylor of Hurricane, W. Va., was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Carol Brooks, sister of the bridegroom, and the bride's sisters, Ellen and Joan Broderick. Royce H. Reiss of Alexan- Betrothals Made Known Persingcr-Evanosky. Dent-Pan lev ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Planning a July 6 wedding at St. Hedwigs Church in Kingston, Pa., are Miss Edna May Persinger and Jerome P. Evanosky both of Alexandria, Va. She is the daughter of Mrs. Florence Persinger of Chelyan and Herbert Persinger of Charleston. His parents are Mrs. Louis Evanosky of Kingston and the late Mr. Evanoskv. The bride-elect graduated from East Bank High School and is a member of the U. S. Coast Guard in Washington, D.C. Her fiance is a graduate of Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pa. and is an accountant with the Federal Highway Administration in Washington D.C. Harris-Raynes ELEANOR -- Mr. and Mrs. Johnny E. Harris are announcing the engagement of t h e i r d a u g h t e r , Rebecca Lynn, to Clyde R.Raynes son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. · Raynes, all of Eleanor. The wedding will take place at 7 p.m. on Aug. 17 in the First Baptist Church here. Miss Harris is employed by the Putnam County Board of Education. Her fiance is employed by Union Boiler Co., Inc. Grace Church of the Nazarene will he the setting on Aug. 24 for the marriage of Miss Lea Ann Dent to Gary Austin Pauley. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin R. Dent of Oakwood Road and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. William Austin Pauley of Terry Road. Miss Dent and her fiance are g r a d u a t e s of George Washington High School. She attended Morris Harvey College and is employed at the, Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division in the laboratory. . He is a graduate "of Mount Vernon Nazarene College and is employed at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division in the credit department. Cadle-Hustenpiller DAWSON -- Planning an open-church wedding at 7 p.m. on June 22 in the Meadow Grove Baptist Church are Miss Susan Jane Cadle and David Clayton Hustenpiller of Smoot. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cadle of Dawson. The Rev. Houston Boothe will perform the candlelight ceremony. Miss Cadle is a graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology and is employed by the Muskingum Area Joint Vocational School in Zanesville, Ohio. Her fiance is a graduate of Glenville State College. He currently is employed by Pocahontas County Schools. H* dria, Va.. was best man and Dr. Patrick Condry of Morgantown, W. Va., Dr. Emerson L. Knight of Harrisburg, and Gene Y o u n g of S o u t h Charleston, W. Va., were groomsmen. THE COUPLE are honeymooning in the Pocono Mountains. They will live in Harrisburg. Mrs. Brooks has a bachelor's degree in home economics from West Virginia University. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi social sorority and Phi Upsilon Omicron home economics honorary. Her husband is a graduate of West Virginia University medical school. He is interning at Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg. Rhododendron Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn. has awarded a nursing scholarship to Paula Hissom, who will attend Morris Harvey College. Linda Redd has been named by the chapter as woman of the year. She is employed at the Union Carbide Technical Center, having received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky. Sally's BridalS Dress Shoppe 28 Capitol Street JUHEOWSLEY is giving a Special Offer on THE CAREFREE VACATION WIG 5 15 Reg.$35.Value. . . I «T4 Never Nveds Setting FREESTYLKGBY EXPERT WIG STYLISTS! Phone 342-2041 or 344-9222 Open 10 to 6 Daily; Mon. Fri. till 9 P.M. Miss Arrxcrica sarxdals. 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