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Those affected by Ground Zero toxins face illnesses

Monday through Friday, students commuted to Stuyvesant High School in New York City, just a few blocks from Ground Zero. While the toxic air pollution surrounding Ground Zero was clear, at the time, it likely wasn’t the primary topic of concern for many. However, not quite two decades later, high school students, firefighters, first responders and others who inhaled the toxins are now suffering from serious health issues.  According to the Federal World Trade Center Health Program, at least 9,795 first responders, downtown workers, residents, students and others have been diagnosed with cancer related to the toxic air that encompassed New York City after the attacks. More than 43,000 others have been diagnosed with other health conditions related to 9/11.  Read more....

 

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