ABSTRACT

Health and Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Disaster   [open pdf - 1MB]

This study "characterizes the environmental exposures resulting from destruction of the WTC and assesses their effects on health." The authors distinguish four distinct phases of environmental contamination by examining the composition of settled dust. The predominant sources of pollution included burning jet fuel, fires, smoldering fires, and removal of debris by trucks and other heavy equipment. An overview is provided of the health risk assessment with regard to firefighters, cleanup and recovery workers, community workers, and pregnant women.

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2004-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Environmental Health Perspectives, www.ehp.niehs.nih.gov
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
Source:
Environmental Health Perspectives (May 2004), v.112, no.6, p.731-739
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