Congress urged to fund care for 9/11 responders
By CAROL ANN CAMPBELL
WASHINGTON — They inhaled finely ground glass, pulverized concrete and hydrochloric acid. Some pulled off their respirators so they could crawl through tunnels of debris, or communicate with their command center.
Seven years after the attack on the World Trade Center, the men and women who worked at Ground Zero still suffer from serious respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses - with no end in sight. In some cases, people are getting worse as they age.
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