For Immediate Release: September 11, 2012
Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337

FORGOTTEN PENTAGON 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERSNo Health Monitoring or Tightened Standards for Corrosive Dust

Washington, DC — Public servants who responded to the crash of American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 were subjected to the same type of harmful fumes that felled many of the First Responders at New York City’s World Trade Center, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).  Pentagon First Responders were not tracked for the crippling health effects that followed, nor have safeguards for First Responders been improved despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for corrosive dust are woefully inadequate. Continue reading “FORGOTTEN PENTAGON 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS”

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