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9/11 victims and responders exposed to toxins

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Those people who were at Ground Zero on 9/11/01 or during a certain period of time afterward may have been exposed to a number of dangerous toxins that could cause serious injury or death.

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a report following the collapse fo the World Trade Center with toxic materials and their amounts. Some of the items listed in the report include:

1.2 million tons of building materials
thousands of gallons of jet fuel
300 to 400 tons of asbestos
424,000 tons of concrete
130,000 gallons of transformer oil
200,000 pounds of lead from personal computers

These toxic materials or carcinogens may increase the risk of cancer, which may occur years later in those who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins.

If you or someone you know has experienced illness that you believe was related to the World Trade Center collapse on September 11, 2001, it may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney.