Complaints Over 9/11 Health Continue


Wednesday January 23, 2008
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Emotions ran high at a 9/11 Community Health Forum held downtown yesterday. A number of attendees spoke of their chronic health problems and the lack of federal health funds.
by Arun Venugopal

NEW YORK, NY April 14, 2008 —REPORTER: Joseph Zadroga, father of the late first-responder James Zadroga, said the government should've been aware of the dangers at the World Trade Center site.

ZADROGA: This was just like Chernobyl, in Russia, where they had the Russians take wheelbarrows and dump it down into the nuclear reactor to stop the fire.

But, Doctor Joan Reibman of the World Trade Center Environmental Health Center said it's hard to determine which ailments are related to 9/11.

She said medical professionals have to look at when someone was working or living near the site and when their symptoms first occurred.

REIBMAN: And also, look at that in the context of what we're seeing in the other programs - in the Fire Department, in the responders, as well as in our program - to try to understand when certain symptoms are related. But there's an awful lot we still don't know.

REPORTER: Speakers also called for comprehensive healthcare services...and better research into 9/11-related illnesses.