The New England Journal of Medicine has reported that for seven years after 9/11 thousands of people were exposed to a dust cloud of building materials and sand chemical products containing particles of asbestos, lead and mercury.
Rescue reports have recorded a reduction in lung function more than 12 times the annual age associated rate.
Those suffering health effects from 9/11 are now able to claim compensation under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The US Congress allocated $2.7 million to the Victim Compensation Fund. Victims do not need to reside in New York. The act covers respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic cough syndrome. The act also covers post traumatic stress syndrome.
If you or a family member have a respiratory problem do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 294 3065 for further advice and information.