World Trade Center Syndrome

A controversial condition which has been linked to the exposure of 60,000 to 70,000 responders to a complex mix of pollutants—e.g., products of combustion of 91,000 litres jet fuel, pulverised building materials, cement dust, asbestos, microscopic shards of glass, silica, heavy metals, and numerous organic compounds—at Ground Zero after the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City
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"There were a lot of respiratory problems - they called it World Trade Center syndrome - with headaches, wheezing, coughing, difficulty in breathing and infections," she said.
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