9/11 First Responders Plagued by Health Problems From Toxic Dust and Debris

For many of the nearly 50,000 9/11 first responders, the wounds of the Twin Tower attacks are far from healing. According to two studies published Thursday in the British journal Lancet, these rescue workers continue to struggle with respiratory illness, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many of them may be at increased risk for developing a number of cancers. In the months following 9/11, firefighter Kenny Specht, 43, spent every day at the site, navigating the...Full Story
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