Many American citizens do not realize that the tragedy of September 11, 2001 continues into the present day. An estimated 400 tons of asbestos fibers were built into the buildings, and transformed into a massive cloud of toxic dust when the towers collapsed. Anyone present in lower Manhattan today has reason to fear for their respiratory health, especially the fire and medical professionals that were the first to respond to the scene.
Take a look at our 9/11 infographic to see how asbestos affected those present that day:
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If you have been diagnosed with a disease due to asbestos exposure, an experienced attorney can work with you to determine if you are eligible for compensation from those responsible for your illness.