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St. Gabriel Miscarriage Rate (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-10-13

Duration: 00:11:08

Subjects: Health | Miscarriage | Environment


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • LeBlanc, Sandy Interviewee
  • Gaudet, Kay Interviewee
  • Hoffman, Peggy Interviewee
  • Borne, Dan Interviewee
  • Clarkson, Ruddie Speaker
  • White, Luann Interviewee


This segment from the October 13, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the findings of a two-year study by the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine into the miscarriage rate in St. Gabriel. Duhe reports that the researchers found a normal miscarriage rate and no definite link between the proximity to industrial sites and miscarriages in the area. His report includes Dr. Ruddie Clark of Tulane announcing their findings of a 12% miscarriage rate in St. Gabriel. Duhe also interviews: Sandy LeBlanc, St. Gabriel resident; Kay Gaudet, St. Gabriel pharmacist; Peggy Hoffman, St. Gabriel resident; Dan Borne, president of the Louisiana Chemical Association; and Dr. Luann White of the Tulane School of Medicine. Host: Robert Collins