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City acknowledges 9/11 toxic dust death

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A woman who was caught in a dust cloud on 9/11 near the World Trade Center died of lung disease five months later, and the city of New York now acknowledges her as a 9/11 victim.

The WNYC Newsroom reports that the city Medical Examiner reversed a previous opinion that dust exposure did not cause deaths in those present on 9/11. Now the ME is saying that dust exposure contributed to this vicitm’s death and may also have contributed the 9/11 deaths of others present that fateful day.

The report says:

The ME’s revised ruling acknowledges for the first time that 9/11 dust and debris contributed to a victim’s death.

This woman and many others who were exposed to 9/11 dust have become ill or died from sarciodosis, a serious lung disorder. If you or someone you know has experienced World Trade Center illness, it may be in your best interest to contact an attorney. Click on the form to the right of this page for a free case evaluation.