Asbestos and the World Trade Center
The World Trade Center officially opened on April 4, 1973, after starting construction in 1966. The World Trade Center was built at a time when asbestos was widely used in the construction industry.
Asbestos, a naturally found mineral, is very durable and resists fire, water and chemical corrosion.
These properties made it very useful in a number of construction materials, including drywall, fireproofing spray, insulation, piping and plastics.
Unknown Health Factors Regarding 9/11
The events of September 11, 2001 were an unspeakable act of terrorism. The aftermath is still felt today — and not only by those who lost loved ones.
Thousands of first responders to the attacks are now being diagnosed with deadly forms of cancers, including mesothelioma. Many of these cancers are linked to asbestos exposure.