Millennials impacted by Ground Zero toxins confront 9/11 illnesses

Stuyvesant High School and several other schools are located just blocks from the site of the former World Trade Center. Now, some former students of those schools are experiencing illnesses from exposure to the toxins released by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

One of them, Lila Nordstorm, 35, was a senior at Stuyvesant at the time of the attacks and now has site-related health issues.

“We have classmates who have had breast cancer, thyroid cancer, very rare bone cancers,” she told Mary Murphy of WPIX 11.

Nordstrom was active in lobbying Congress for the reauthorization of the VCF.

“We were sick of having to go back to Washington all the time,” she said.

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