It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


9/11 Dust Killed Donna Summer

page: 2
<< 1   >>

log in


posted on May, 18 2012 @ 08:45 AM

Originally posted by AgentX09
Thousands of people inhaled that dust.Why haven't they died?

My close friend was a first responder that day, he's a search and rescue paramedic (was only an EMT back then). While not dying of cancer, or anything, he does suffer from permanent lung problems, damage he will have for the rest of his life. He also worries that he will, at some point, contract cancer from his 5 days spent down at Ground Zero, working the pile searching for survivors. He's lucky that cancer is almost unheard of in his family, so his susceptibility might be a lot lower than those who have a higher rate (or any rate, for that matter) of cancer in their families. But those with any history of cancer in their families at all are going to be more at risk than him. It's a very serious issue and very real.

He also suffers from chronic/permanent back injuries sustained while working those 5 days, as well. Not crippling, but at times they are very bad.

A lot of people are sick, and many have died because of 9/11 related illnesses.

posted on May, 18 2012 @ 09:21 AM
there is an intresting article in the new scientist showing a list of polutants that was in the air for a long while after the twin towers came down and claims that children were born smaller than average to mums who inhalled the air around ground zero.

posted on May, 20 2012 @ 06:24 AM
reply to post by LexiconV

These days I look behind me first before I put my arm round a beautiful megastar.

Thanks for the info on the premonition, that adds a whole new dimension.

posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:34 AM
reply to post by AgentX09

My sister and many. many others did and still are dying. Some were simply, for a vast variety of reasons, more susceptible.
edit on 5/20/2012 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:52 AM
reply to post by ~Lucidity

The longer this goes on the more committed we must be to finding justice. They can't get away with it.

The dust had very different proportions of different substances in samples taken just a few yards apart. What each individual was exposed to varied greatly.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 02:21 PM
NY Mayor, Rudy Giuliani downplayed the health effects from 9/11, he opened wall street soon afterwards and said "the air quality is safe and acceptable".

However, in the weeks after the attacks, the United States Geological Survey identified hundreds of asbestos 'hot spots' of debris dust that remained on buildings. By the end of the month the USGS reported that the toxicity of the debris was akin to that of drain cleaner. It would eventually be determined that a wide swath of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn had been heavily contaminated by highly caustic and toxic materials.The city's health agencies, such as the Department of Environmental Protection, did not supervise or issue guidelines for the testing and cleanup of private buildings. Instead, the city left this responsibility to building owners.

Giuliani took control away from agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, leaving the "largely unknown" city Department of Design and Construction in charge of recovery and cleanup. Documents indicate that the Giuliani administration never enforced federal requirements requiring the wearing of respirators. Concurrently, the administration threatened companies with dismissal if cleanup work slowed.

In June 2007, Christie Todd Whitman, former Republican Governor of New Jersey and director of the Environmental Protection Agency, reportedly stated that the EPA had pushed for workers at the WTC site to wear respirators but that she had been blocked by Giuliani. She stated that she believed that the subsequent lung disease and deaths suffered by WTC responders were a result of these actions. However, former deputy mayor Joe Lhota, then with the Giuliani campaign, replied, "All workers at Ground Zero were instructed repeatedly to wear their respirators."

Giuliani asked the city's Congressional delegation to limit the city's liability for Ground Zero illnesses be limited to a total of $350 million. Two years after Giuliani finished his term, FEMA appropriated $1 billion to a special insurance fund, called the World Trade Center Captive Insurance Company, to protect the city against 9/11 lawsuits.

In February 2007, the International Association of Fire Fighters issued a letter asserting that Giuliani rushed to conclude the recovery effort once gold and silver had been recovered from World Trade Center vaults and thereby prevented the remains of many victims from being recovered: "Mayor Giuliani's actions meant that fire fighters and citizens who perished would either remain buried at Ground Zero forever, with no closure for families, or be removed like garbage and deposited at the Fresh Kills Landfill", it said, adding: "Hundreds remained entombed in Ground Zero when Giuliani gave up on them." Lawyers for the International Association of Fire Fighters seek to interview Giuliani under oath as part of a federal legal action alleging that New York City negligently dumped body parts and other human remains in the Fresh Kills Landfill.

posted on May, 23 2012 @ 02:35 PM
Government denying illness caused by both 9/11 dust and weapons being destroyed in Desert Storm 1.

I can imagine there were all sorts of chemicals in both situations that they have no idea of, how can they empatically deny that the dust was the cause of illness in either case?

top topics

<< 1   >>

log in