EDITORIAL: The air of 9/11 was worse for New Yorkers than reported
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania)
Copyright 2006 P.G. Publishing Co.
A new study documenting the health hazard to New York City firefighters who breathed toxic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 is yet another reminder of the brazen falsehoods fed to New Yorkers about their city's air quality in the days following the terrorist attacks.
The study, which involved 12,000 fire personnel, found that emergency services workers suffered a significant reduction in lung capacity from inhaling toxic substances that were unleashed when hijacked airliners hit and destroyed the trade center complex.