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As a result of exposure to the dust and smoke, many people living and working in downtown Manhattan experienced short-term health effects. Generally, these effects included coughing and eye, nose and throat irritations. In some cases, people experienced an increase in asthma attacks and some health professionals have reported new cases of asthma in previously healthy people. These short-term health effects dissipated for most once the fires were put out. Some sensitive individuals continued to report irritation as pockets of dust became resuspended. Most healthy people will not suffer long-term consequences.
The dusts released from the WTC building collapse are largely composed of particles of glass fibers, gypsum, concrete, paper, and other miscellaneous materials commonly used in building construction.
In contrast to other fibers, that may persist in the body for decades, ordinary insulation wool glasses are quite soluble in the body and are removed in a period of weeks or months.
Eyes: Airborne dust or direct contact can cause mechanical irritation of eyes. If burning, redness, itching, pain or other
symptoms persist or develop, consult physician.
Inhalation: Inhalation of dust can irritate the nose, throat, and the upper respiratory tract. Persons subjected to large
amounts of this dust will be forced to leave area because of nuisance conditions such as coughing, sneezing and nasal
irritation. Labored breathing may occur after excessive inhalation. If respiratory symptoms persist, consult physician.
Inhalation: Excessive exposure to high concentrations of dust/fume may cause irritation to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. Excessive inhalation of fumes of freshly formed metal oxide particles sized below 1.5 microns and usually between 0.02-0.05 microns from many metals can produce an acute reaction known as “metal fume fever”. Symptoms consist of chills and fever (very similar to and easily confused with flu symptoms), metallic taste in the mouth, dryness and irritation of the throat followed by weakness and muscle pain. The symptoms come on in a few hours after excessive exposures and usually last from 12 to 48 hours. Long-term effects from metal fume fever have not been noted.
"George Tabb and his wife tried to stick it out in their apartment just north of the World Trade Center, tried to ignore his twice nightly asthma attacks and her pounding headaches." The Tabbs eventually moved in with his stepfather, but Tabb gets a metallic taste in his mouth and wheezes when he returns home to pick up his mail ….
Feeding into Tabb's worries are the activists at the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project who supposedly measured levels of asbestos in an air vent in his apartment building hallway to be 555 times the "suggested level of asbestos." Other samples from a bathroom vent supposedly showed "dangerous levels of fiberglass."
The city disputes the project's measurements. But even assuming that the measurements are valid — and it's a big assumption — so what?
Asbestos and fiberglass are not known to cause asthma. ….
The Uniformed Firefighters Association estimates that about one-third of its 9,000 members suffer from "World Trade Center cough." One must wonder, though, how many of these men are simply suffering from the flu-related symptoms
since thermite produces molten iron at yellow-to-white hot temperatures. The reader may wish to compare the dripping molten metal observed on the corner of the South Tower just before its collapse with the dripping molten metal from known thermite reactions: www.checktheevidence.com... .
Originally posted by grimreaper797
thanks, im hoping this gets the attention it deserves. i came up with the health idea just tonight and worked since 7 oclock till 1030 gathering sources and putting it all together. i really think it was a good find so i hope it gets decent attention. i was wonderin if the 9/11 truth movement would be interested in this since they have yet to really think this up yet. if anybody has a way to contact them, it would be much appriciated.
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Originally posted by ThePieMaN
We had an orange fog the next couple of mornings. This part of Brooklyn is about 4mi from ground zero. My friends that worked at the site said there were smoking molten pools of metal that lasted for days. The smoke itself didn't stop for weeks.