New York City's media reported in June 2006 nearly 300 WTC responders including cops, fire fighters and construction workers have been diagnosed with cancer, and 33 of them have already died of cancer. Many of them are diagnosed with Blood Cell cancer such as Leukemia. Earlier in April the same NYP has reported 6 cops died of brain cancer. Americans who know nothing about Hiroshima and Nagasaki would instantly attribute this to airplane fuel's Benzene contents.
A 47-year-old Brooklyn firefighter who worked at the World Trade Center wreckage for a month after the Sept. 11 terror attacks has died of throat cancer.
Ray Hauber's relatives and colleagues believe conditions at Ground Zero might have caused the esophageal cancer that killed him Saturday morning.
"This is the story of 9-11 and cancer.
To date, 75 recovery workers on or around what is now known as "the Pile"—the rubble that remained after the World Trade Center towers collapsed on the morning of September 11, 2001—have been diagnosed with blood cell cancers that a half-dozen top doctors and epidemiologists have confirmed as having been likely caused by that exposure.
NEW YORK - The head of the largest program tracking the health of World Trade Center site workers said several have developed rare blood cell cancers, raising fears that cancer will become a “third wave” of illnesses among those exposed to toxic dust after Sept. 11.
Why are Ground Zero workers getting sick?
Could this be a coincidence? Is this for real? How will we ever know? Those are just some of the questions I asked myself when writing about workers and emergency responders from Ground Zero who now claim they're sick from the toxic cocktail to which they were exposed.
This radioactive dust, consisting of hot particles, is a kind of radioactive contamination. It can lead to the contamination of the animal food chain.
International spread of radioactivity
The nuclear meltdown produced a radioactive cloud that was detected over all of Europe except for the Iberian Peninsula.
The initial evidence that a major release of radioactive material was affecting other countries came not from Soviet sources, but from Sweden, where on the morning of April 28 workers at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant (approximately 1,100 km (680 mi) from the Chernobyl site)were found to have radioactive particles on their clothes.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
Dontcha think, just maybe, there would have been a lot more cases, NOT just those working in the demolition areas?
Dimitri A. Khalezov, a former officer the Soviet nuclear intelligence, officially known as the Special Control Service of the 12th Chief Directorate of the Defense Ministry.
Originally posted by JIMC5499
I wouldn't be that insulting to Borat.
I wouldn't be suprised to find low levels of radiation in the dust from the WTC. Every day items such as clocks, smoke detectors, wrist watches and other items have radioactive materials in them. The ignitor boxes in the planes engines has radioactive material in them.
As far as the "benzine" content of jet fuel causing cancer when it is burned I have to say BS. I've been exposed to jet exhaust way more than anybody who was at the WTC and I have no signs of cancer. More than once I have literally taken a bath in jet fuel, with no side effects.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
It was Prof. Steven E Jones who led the charge on the nanothermite theory, I think he was hired to run a red herring campaign.
Originally posted by Darkrunner
I don't know about jet fuel, but I do know chronic exposure to pure benzene can cause cancers of the blood.