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Dow links chemical to low fertility

Studies conducted at Shell Chemical Co. and Dow Chemical Co. plants of workers exposed to the chemical dibromochloropropane, or DBCP, indicate numerous cases of low fertility and several instances of sterility.

The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Friday October 21, 1977 page 12

Wall Street Journal

Ottaway News Service

CINCINNATI- Studies conducted at Shell Chemical Co. and Dow Chemical Co. plants of workers exposed to the chemical dibromochloropropane, or DBCP, indicate numerous cases of low fertility and several instances of sterility.

These studies were undertaken this summer In conjunction with the discovery of low fertility among pesticide formulators at an Occidental Petroleum Corp. unit’s Lathrop, California, plant.  Dow Chemical supplied the unit, Occidental Chemical Co., with DBCP to make Occidental’s soil-fumigant products. Shell, an affiliate Royal Dutch Shell Group, also makes DBCP.

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