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Air Pollution and Louisiana's Lung Cancer Rate (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-01-18

Duration: 00:17:35

Subjects: Environment | Louisiana. Legislature | Air pollution | Air quality | PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY | Cancer | Public health | Lung cancer | Pollution


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Shepard, John Interviewee
  • Gottlieb, Marise Interviewee
  • Von Bodungen, Gus Interviewee
  • Cherry, William Interviewee
  • Fernandez, Manny Speaker


This segment from the January 18, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the possible connection between the air pollution produced by petrochemical plants and Louisiana’s high lung cancer rate. This report touches on the need for more funding for staff and equipment for the Louisiana Air Quality Division of the Department of Natural Resources, the agency in charge of monitoring the state’s air quality. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome