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Asbestos Exposure at Ground Zero After 9-11

While the heroic efforts to rescue those trapped in the debris on 9-11 were the bravest our nation has ever seen, few realized that deadly toxins, like asbestos, were released into the air after the towers collapsed.

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What’s the problem?

Thousands of people were exposed to airborne toxins after the attack on the World Trade Center on 9-11, including those who survived the collapse, first responders, those who lived near the towers, and even the workers who were hired to help clean up the rubble left behind. Additionally, as the debris and damaged buildings found at ground zero burned for several months after the attacks, thousands of heavy metals and carcinogens such as barium, mercury and asbestos, were released into the atmosphere.

Countless people exposed to the pollution are suffering from symptoms of respiratory illnesses today, years after the attacks, like difficulty breathing, coughing, asthma, and even lung cancer and mesothelioma. As the years pass, it has become obvious that more and more of our citizens have been infected with cancer and respiratory disease.

After the World Trade Center collapsed, the levels of airborne asbestos found in New York City were approximately 93,000 times higher than the typical amount of asbestos found in the air, making the risk of both exposure and illness extremely high.

The New York State Department of Health released a study in the beginning of 2008, stating that in the seven years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, approximately 200 of those initially exposed to the pollutants at ground zero had passed away. The study also states that at least 55 of these workers were victims of lung cancer, and of all those exposed to the dust and debris after the attacks, at least 62% of people report trouble breathing and other respiratory complications.

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