Nor Cal Truth Feb 15, 2011
In 2009 it was reported that over 900 first responders to 9/11 had passed away due to the toxic debris cloud that covered Manhattan.
The NYPD is seeking justice for its employees who are now suffering close cancer rates 3x higher than before 9/11.
The NY Post reports:
There are 297 cops who have been diagnosed with cancer since working at Ground Zero — and the average age is a shocking 44 at the time of diagnosis, according to the data from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
The cancers range from lung — which is the most prevalent, with 19 cases — to rarer cancers that affect the bile duct, tongue and nasal passages, according to the data obtained from a random sampling of retired cops.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, 56 cops have died from cancer, the PBA said.
And an average of 16 cops are applying annually for cancer-related disabilities since the terror attacks, compared with about six a year before 9/11.
Interestingly, New York City is not releasing the names of the NYPD who worked at the destruction site of the WTC. NY Daily News has this:
Scientists at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan have asked for the full roster of officers who served at Ground Zero, but the NYPD’s surgeon refused, citing privacy concerns.
Assemblyman Micah Kellner (D-Manhattan) and state Sen. Diane Savino (D-S.I.) ripped the decision and promised to introduce a bill as soon as next week compelling the NYPD to comply with the request.
“These were the heroes of 9/11, and they deserve the best health care possible,” Kellner said. “If there is a higher rate of cancer, we need to find that out through the best study possible, and that means releasing this list.”
Savino called the situation “outrageous.”
The bill would require the NYPD to release the list of names, but it would be up to researchers to get medical clearances from the individual officers, Kellner said.
The PBA group is asking for more disclosure about the debris and dust from 9/11 itself, as ABC notes:
New York City’s police union is demanding more information about the effects of toxic debris from the 9/11 attacks.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association called on the city to release all data about officers who suffered cancer after responding at the World Trade Center at a news conference on Sunday.
It was tested and found to have dangerous carcinogens on it.
The P.B.A. says the city has dragged its feet on providing information about first responders.
“It’s unconscionable that they would not release this data. This is an issue of men and women who serve this city without question and they’re looking for one thing, they’re looking for the treatment that they deserve,” P.B.A. President Patrick Lynch said.
The union wants cancer included on the list of illnesses covered by the Zadroga Act, to help first responders.
If nanothermite was used in the destruction of the WTC, perhaps it would show up in the lungs of these people and others. Kevin Ryan posted a comment regarding this scenario at 9/11 Blogger. He says:
Some of the illnesses suffered by the WTC first responders might be explained by the existing evidence of energetic materials, like thermite, at Ground Zero. For example aluminum, aluminum oxide and aluminum silicates are known causal factors for some of the common illnesses seen, such as sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and the as-yet-unexplained immune system diseases. Furthermore, the rare cancers found in some first responders could be the result of environmental factors such as the unusually high levels of benzene and derivatives of 1,3-DPP which suggest the presence of energetic materials like thermite and nanothermite.
Analysis of the lung tissue of first responders has also indicated that energetic materials might be involved. The unusual platy configurations of aluminum silicates found in those lung tissue samples seem similar to the platy configurations of aluminum and silicon in the nanothermite that has been discovered in WTC dust samples.
I’ve made sol-gel nanothermites, and have confirmed that the ignition residues contain carbon nanotubes (first discovered by Niels Harrit).
Carbon nanotubes have been found throughout the WTC dust and in the lungs of the first responders.
I’ve also done some analytical and visual comparisons between nanothermites and the paramagnetic fraction found in WTC dust samples.
A 2010 post at World for 9/11 Truth sums up information regarding the 9/11 health crisis:
At the end of July 2010 U.S. Congress has failed to pass the Zadroga Bill which would have helped 9-11 first responders with health care relief. The bill named after NYPD Detective James Zadroga, who died in 2006 from respiratory disease contracted at Ground Zero will most probably come back in Congress this Fall. After protests from 9/11 first responders, President Obama said he would sign this bill into law.
Nearly 100,000 first responders have been exposed to toxic elements such as Asbestos and were not instructed to wear any special equipment to avoid medical problems. In fact, as demonstrated in th shocking documentary Dust to Dust: the Health Effects of 9/11, the EPA and the U.S. Government told them the air was safe to breathe.