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After the Twin Towers fell, a layer of dust and debris coated Manhattan. Hidden among that cloudy air, inhaled by survivors and first responders alike, were carcinogenic particles and chemicals—asbestos, fiberglass, mercury, and benzene, among others. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that 300 to 400 tons of asbestos fibers were used to construct the World Trade Center.
Let us not forget that people are still dying from cancerous effects of the dust and debris from 9/11. It's difficult to estimate the exact numbers due to the different type of cancers and their latency, some of which may not manifest themselves for decades.
Here's a larger version of it:Coyote33 asked what my avitar reads as he cannot read it. BTW Coyote, clean out your mailbox, it's full and I cannot send a private message.
I've gone looking for the original pic of that avitar and cannot find it anymore.
What it says is "Everything I ever wanted to know about Islam I learned on 9-1-1"
The picture is the NYFD walking into a flaming debris field of the towers.