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NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire chief Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of one another Monday.
Their deaths are "a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department's heroic efforts," Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement.
Thousands of people who aided in the rescue and recovery effort were diagnosed with respiratory ailments and other health problems in the years after the attacks. Cancer, though, remains the biggest fear for people exposed to the gritty soot at the site.
Hundreds of first responders have gotten cancer in the 13 years since the attacks, but doctors and researchers are still uncertain whether there is any link between those illnesses and 9/11. Cancer is the leading cause of death for Americans in their mid-40s to mid-60s, making it hard to tell which deaths, if any, might be related. Most medical studies have not found evidence of a substantial surge in cancer rates, though researchers have spotted some worrisome trends.
"On that day when first responders arrived, the air was toxic and remained toxic for many months afterward," said James Lemonda, president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.
originally posted by: Sparkymedic
Its probably cancer caused by the radioactive fallout of the mini nukes used to bring down the towers. How else would you melt the steel core columns and bring them down in their own foot print....with molten metal rivers smoldering under the debris for something like 90 days after 9/11?
If people can make nuclear reactors in their garage or shed at home, what makes anyone think that mini nukes don't exist?
originally posted by: AnteBellum
a reply to: Sparkymedic
I don't buy the official story at all, but being an architect which has been involved in way too many office/subcontractor/college discussions already about this, I don't want to argue it any more the answers are already very clear to me. You can go to any 9/11 thread I've posted in recently to see how I feel, this particular thread was not about that.
Simply, these men died due to the dust created by falling debris, it doesn't matter how the dust came to be there for the purposes I was presenting here.
If you want to continue debating I can suggest one of these or do a search:
ATS Link: 9/11 in 5 Minutes
Link to post in 9/11 thread
And I'm not grandstanding I always thought Bld#7 was demolished and have been there since the beginning, way before the Times Square Billboard!
(Just look at my posting dates)
originally posted by: Answer
Why does every thread referencing 9/11 become a feces tossing festival for the truther monkeys?
Mini nukes and top secret Tesla energy weapons? Seriously?