** NY 9/11 first responders continuing to die 16 years later from Ground Zero toxic dust
UNITED STATES NEWS
** The 16th anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks passed yesterday with some observers noting the incident continues to kill and sicken paramedics and other emergency workers who responded to the scene that day. AOL (Carlin Becker/September 11) said new statistics show 150 fire department and police personnel have died as a result of exposure to toxic dust from September 11, 2001. According to the news service, a further 5,807 first responders have enrolled in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s World Trade Center Health program. Thousands more have apparently sought help from a program that treats musculoskeletal, respiratory, digestive, and mental health disorders. The World Trade Center terrorist attacks killed 2 FDNY paramedics, 8 EMTs working for private ambulance services, 341 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 1 patrolman from the New York Fire Patrol.