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Dust to Dust: The Health Effects of 9/11 (2006)

Five years after 9/11, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center continue to claim the lives of American citizens. The violent collapse of the buildings released hundreds of thousands... See full summary »

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Five years after 9/11, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center continue to claim the lives of American citizens. The violent collapse of the buildings released hundreds of thousands of pounds of deadly materials into the air - including carcinogens such as asbestos and benzene, lead and mercury from the thousands of crushed computers, and other toxins such as PCPs, PAHs and silicon particulates. Yet in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, the federal agency responsible for safeguarding the public health - the Environmental Protection Agency - reassured everyone that their air was safe to breathe. Now more than ever - it seems that this was not the case. Countless first responders - emergency technicians, police officers, and firefighters - have grown ill as a result of their exposure to toxins from the smoldering pile that once was the World Trade Center. Some have contracted severe respiratory problems such as chronic asthma and reactive airway disease. Others have been ... Written by Bruce Kennedy

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What are the real health effects of the toxic ruins at Ground Zero on first responders.

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11 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Every American should see this movie
5 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is not a witty, fun-yet-scathing documentary like one of Michael Moore's, but its content speaks for itself. The implications of the facts stated in this film are extraordinary. Every American, no matter what their opinion of the origins and aftermath of 9/11, should see this film and think about how the men and women who rushed unquestioning to our rescue, the men and women who have been publicly lauded by the administration as American heroes, are being allowed to die without help or acknowledgement because of the dust to which they were unnecessarily exposed. This film will enrage you and blow your mind.


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