Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, Ground Zero survivors still battle health problems with emergency responders and civilians showing record rates of cancer.
The EPA assured New Yorkers that the air was safe following the attacks and the federal government was slow to respond with health programs to help survivors.
It has been 15 years since the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center when 2,726 people were killed. Among them 411 emergency workers, and another 7,000 people were injured after two commercial jets were hijacked and slammed into the towers. Both 110-story towers collapse releasing a huge cloud of dust and debris from the glass, concrete, steel and other materials that made up the buildings.
“We will never know the composition of that cloud, because the wind carried it away, but people were breathing and eating it,” Mount Sinai’s Dr. Michael Crane told Newsweek. “What we do…