The lives lost on September 11th weren’t the only ones. Since that day, hundreds of civilians and first responders have been diagnosed with cancer and other illnesses as a direct result of the attacks. Medical experts believe that airborne pollutants present in the dust left by the collapsing towers are what’s causing these issues.
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