"Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: Terror In The Dust"

"Ten years later, responders who breathed the toxic dust and noxious fumes at New York City’s Ground Zero while searching for survivors are still suffering the effects of the attacks.  The environmental hazards at the World Trade Center disaster site – mercury from fluorescent light bulbs, dioxin and benzene emitted as the jets burned, asbestos from the building materials, and more – have caused post-traumatic symptoms, severe respiratory ailments, immune problems and, some suspect, a greatly increased cancer risk."

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports for CNN September 7, 2011, (replays Sept. 10 at 9 pm ET).


"What Was in the World Trade Center Plume?" (Scientific American)

"9/11 Responders' Health Problems Continue as Anniversary Approaches" (New Jersey Press)


Source: CNN, 09/08/2011