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The Sun (Newspaper) - May 6, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioFriday May 6, 1949 t i e Sun Page 3 danger to health smashed fluorescent Light tubes can cause poisoning 6beryllium Bazooka Cio leaders new York a up a last summer a 6-year-old boy in Gutten Berg a j., found a fluorescent Light tube. While playing with it he stumbled and the tube smashed in his hands. Today his wounds have still not healed because of beryllium poisoning. In Elizabeth n. J., an employee of the florescent Laboratory died March 5. For four years he had been ill. Cause of his death was listed As a suspected beryllium behind these stories is a conspiracy of silence on the part of the major manufacturers of fluorescent lamps a Gene id a Ania electric. Although Well aware of the danger of t poisoning the companies Are concealing the information from possible Consumers. Beryllium is used in the fluorescent tubes to change electrical Energy to visible Light. A thin coating of the chemical lines the inside of the tubes. Spokesmen for All three companies told the Federated press the dangers of beryllium poisoning were greatly exaggerated. But at the same time they have issued warning notices to Large Industrial users instructing them on a the precautions to be observed in the breaking and disposal of fluorescent the tubes it is recommended should be broken out of doors in a waste disposal area and the breakage should be a thrown into water or in a dump where it is not Likely to be distributed with evolution of no such advice is Given individual buyers. The new York state labor dept is apparently also much More worried about the dangers than Are the manufacturers. A leaflet issued april 4 warns that a beryllium is a Poison even though it enters the body in Small amounts through an open wound in the skin or through the Quot if a fluorescent tube is broken in the House the poisonous beryllium dust May be inhaled or it May enter the skin through a Cut from the broken the leaflet quotes or. Leonard Greenberg As saying in the journal of the american medical Assn. Additional evidence that the companies Are actually Well aware of beryllium dangers is that All three which monopolize the fluorescent lamp Industry Are busily at work in their laboratories trying to find a substitute for use in the lamps. The labor Herald West coast Cio paper was told by a spokesman for the Southern California Edison co. That a one company has discontinued the use of checking with the Pacific Gas amp electric co., labor Herald editor Harold Rossman was informed that the Sylvania co. Was no longer using the dangerous chemical. Big business a ethics a however in oppose Spain a joining in new York a up it a Cio pres. Philip Murray and Al pres. J William Green were among a group of 49 americans who urged pres Truman to denounce fran i co s dictatorship in Spain and to i instruct the american delegation at the United nations to vote i against admission of Spain. The statement sponsored by the nation associates denounced i current american Maneu vers at the in a to have Franco Spain admitted to the in and to the benefits of the Western world through the Back i �ther4ahor leaders who joined with the educators congressmen religious and political leaders in the protest were pres. Jacob s. Potofsky of the amalgamated clothing workers pres. Waber p. Rout her of the United Auto John Schwar shoes 752-754-756 e. Mcmillan the Oakley building and loan co. �?�140 Madison Road Loans on Homes he. A. A. A a i. A a. 1 i a a a \ i by. I. Amp a my. A i. My a pm a a Vbk a it i it a # i i a v a i i a a. Re to show the Public How to dispose of old fluorescent bulbs the new York state labor dept a division of Industrial Hygiene con ducted this demonstration with the Quot beryllium Bazooka Quot which shatters the tube and safely disposes of the dangerous beryllium dust under water. A Federated press exclusive Story below pointed out the dangers involved in handling fluorescent tubes. Federated pictures . James b. Carey. The protest specifically challenged the Effort being made at the current general Assembly session to withdraw the ban on ambassadors to Madrid and to open the door to Franco Spain a admission to the subsidiary agencies of the in. Peace a cannot be built on the Rotten and rotting foundations of an Alliance with the last remnant of nazism a the president was told. A those who propose such an Alliance Are adding to the threats to compete line a ail sires a Low prices also work uni terms of All Typ Salbert s work clothes Union made 125 e. Fifth st. A on government sewer Opp. Post office ans a a air. You Heschke you to got problems who has to a lot of them you can do something about a through political action p. A. Helps with your housing problem help bring prices Down protects your Union. , can fix the Street to front House can give your kids docent schools and it can keep people like Harry Trumain the White House. The answer is in Youj a gum s. . Means political action of Couise. Oil Back a a 219 e. Eighth st. Cherry 6273 Premier press company Printer. Publishers newspapers advertising a circulars broadsides Cincin i Ohio prevents Sylvania from taking the Lead and publicly announcing that it has found a substitute. Asked by Federated press to comment on the labor Herald Story a Sylvania spokesman admitted the company was experimenting with substitutes. He refused to confirm or deny it had ceased using beryllium. Any announcement on a discovery of a beryllium substitute would be a a joint announcement a he said. Pressed to explain the reason for a company a withholding of such vital information from the Public All he would say was a Well if one company had it chances Are they release it a Westinghouse spokesman was even More cagey than the Sylvania representative. A i can to give you a Doggone thing a he said flatly refusing to answer such questions As is beryllium dangerous has Westinghouse been experimenting with a substitute pres. Dick Lynch of local 410, United electrical radio amp machine workers Cio which represents the Westinghouse workers in Bloomfield n. Was More informative. According to Lynch beryllium a is definitely a in the Bloomfield Plant alone he declared it has Cost the lives of two workers in the past two years because of the nature of the disease Lynch added a Many workers May have it but they done to know charging that All three companies have known about its dangers a for a Long time a Lynch said they were worried about publicity a because they Are afraid it will Hurt their he accused All three of ducking their responsibility and failing to give the Public adequate warning about the possibilities of poisoning. He urged that a warning leaflet be inserted in the package of every tube sex planning How to dispose of them without danger. 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Vailey 0i20 dry cleaners prompt service we deliver 4271 Plainville re. Rhone by 1315norwood a it n Furni Tut a m v7 in appliance 10c% Union shop 4708 main ave my 4781 Phil s men s shop men and boy i went �152 pm Oakley Friedman furniture Norwood a leading furniture store Complete Home furnishes Quality at a minimum of Prici 4351 Montgomery re Melrose 5872vordenberc Chevrolet co. Repairing a l cars specially brother ton fir Madison re me 56 Beudin Yed. C. Koehl inc. Coal Coke Hay flour and feed 10 l Vine st. A. 0153-05reading food shop Josephine Busch open daily 7 30 a m. To / o m sunday 9 to i . Closed wednesday at 1 . 525 Jefferson Avi. A 9,Reading dept. Store a the Thrift Corner of reading�?T1 Union made work clothing. Shoes and Luggage 226 Bend on Cor. Iet Ferson a 36 st. Bernard Heller radio amp Applias hotpot a Admiral a Fada guaranteed repairing 4923 Vine Street Capit Walnut Hills. Amp n. Furniture appliance co. Frill rugs leading Stop linoleum radios Wasi 911 East Mcmillan st. 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