Did you know the first responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are still dealing with health issues today that were caused by exposure to the attack? The toxic dust that was created by the twin towers falling has been linked to a multitude of health issues like a wide variety of cancers, aerodigestive disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, mental health disorders, and acute traumatic injuries. This infographic breaks down the numbers of the people that have been affected by these health issues, many of which were found to suffer from more than one affliction.
Learn more about how the World Trade Center Health Program was established to help those that are suffering, of which more than 100K people have enrolled, roughly a quarter of the 400,000-525,00 people that are estimated to have been directly exposed to the attacks and fallout. How many more lives were lost to the attacks in subsequent years due to these many health issues?