New York-Near East River. Carl Sadler ran from his World Trade Center desk looking for an escape route out of Manhattan. A cloud of dust made his hair and clothes white.
Gray powder fell several inches from Mariama James’s downtown apartment through the patio doors and open windows. It landed on her carpet and bedroom furniture.
Barbara Burnette (Barbara Burnette), a police detective. When she worked on a pile containing burning rubble, she was unable to wear a protective mask and vomited soot from both her throat and mouth for weeks.
These three individuals are currently participating in over 111,000 people in World Trade Center Health Program. This program provides free medical services for people suffering from health issues that could be related to dust.
Twenty-five years later, many people are still reporting diseases possibly related to the Twin Towers’ collapse.
So far, the United States has spent US$11.7 billion on the care and compensation of those exposed to dust—about US$4.6 billion more than it provided for the families of those who were killed or injured on September 11, 2001. More than 40,000 people set up funds in the government for patients with possible diseases related to September 11, 2001.
Scientists are still unable to determine the number of people who have suffered from health problems due to exposure to large amounts concrete powder, glass and asbestos.
Participating in health programs often suffer from common diseases such as acid reflux, skin cancer, and sleep apnea. In most cases, there is no test to determine whether someone’s illness is related to dust in the trade center or to other factors such as smoking, genetics, or obesity.
This has resulted in some friction between doctors who doubt their diagnosis and patients who feel certain they have 9/11 related diseases.
Mariama James explained that most people believed she was crazy.
Her first struggle was to convince her doctor that her child had chronic sinus problems, ear infections, and asthma. She also had shortness of air due to the fact she had to remove so much dust from her apartment.
Many years of research have yielded partial answers to the 9/11 health questions. Chronic inflammation of the sinuses, nasal cavity, or reflux disease is the most common condition among federally insured people. This can lead to symptoms like heartburn, chronic sore throat, and chronic cough.
This is why the cause of this is unknown. According to the doctor, this could be due to chronic inflammation in their bodies that was originally triggered by dust stimulation.