Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Toxic Clouds of 9/11: A Looming Health Disaster

Almost 3,000 people died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. How many more will die from the toxic exposures engendered by the World Trade Center collapse and fires? The media has recently reported several 9/11-related deaths, and thousands of New Yorkers are now chronically ill with problems that include severe asthma, lung disease, gastrointestinal symptoms, unusual memory loss, rashes, and joint and muscle. pain. Following 9/11, banners and bumper stickers appeared everywhere saying that the heroes of 9/11 would never be forgotten, but now all too many First Responders and others find their lives a nightmare as they struggle virtually unaided to keep working while suffering from devastating health problems.

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