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Resource ID: #13884
Subject: Worker Safety
Source: WXYZ-TV (Detroit)
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Date: November 26, 1996

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"Chemical Reaction" uncovers a silent killer in the auto industry - metal working fluids. Metal working fluids have been used by the auto industry for years to lubricate pieces of metal. WXYZ finds that those chemicals are causing serious health problems (scarring of the lungs & industrial asthma) in workers across the U.S. and Canada. The investigation exposed how General Motors covered up the results of a million dollar study into the danger of metal working fluids.

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