posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:50 AM
Originally posted by GoodOlDave
Would you mind terribly explaining how on Earth she could have gotten brain cancer from the 9/11 attack?
Contained in this "toxic waste pile," according to Sawyer and Worby, were:
* 200,000 pounds of lead from the estimated 50,000 personal computers in thousands of World Trade Center offices
* mercury contained in the towers' more than half a million fluorescent lights
* dioxin from oil and fuel
* 2,000 tons of asbestos
* benzene from more than 91,000 liters of burned jet fuel
* cadmium, PCBs, and up to 2 million pounds of toxins known as polycystic aromatic hydrocarbons.
All of these contaminants have strong links to pulmonary, skin or immune system ailments, as well as cancer, Sawyer said. He predicted that long-term
cancer rates among clean-up workers could rise to five to seven times the norm during the coming decades.