Category Archives: Health Issues

9/11 anniversary: Death toll from illness nears same number of deaths during attacks

Health  officials predict that the number of people who die from exposure to the World Trade Center toxins within 5 years will be greater than the 2,973 people murdered on the day of the attacks, reports Rachael Revesz in the Independent. More than 37,000 people are officially recognised as sick already. Many of them are very […]

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Former EPA head admits she was wrong to tell New Yorkers post-9/11 air was safe

Christine Todd Whitman has apologized for telling New Yorkers their air was safe. Whitman, who was the head of the Environmental Protection Agency  at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, announced to the public that the air around the World Trade Center in New York was safe to breathe. Now she admits for the first time that […]

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9/11 health fallout worse than expected, research shows

The health effects of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center are worse than health officials had predicted, reports Ginger Adams Otis  New York Daily News A recent summary of five new research articles on the health impacts of the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site and Fresh Kills landfill, where […]

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