A lawyer claims New York City graduates and teachers are developing cancer because of the toxic air in Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks.
Michael Barasch, a lawyer representing 12 graduates and nearly a dozen teachers, told WOR’s “Len Berman in the Morning” that 68 cancers have been linked to those toxins.
“This really isn’t and shouldn’t come as a shock to us because, let’s face it, even though the EPA said the air is safe we all knew it smelled awful down there,” Barasch said.
He said 350,000 people lived or worked in Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of the attacks. Yet, only 80,000 people from the downtown area have registered with the World Trade Center Health Program. He encouraged people to seek more information by calling 888-982-4748 or by going to wtclawyers.com.
“People are dying out there and people are getting cancer and early detection is the key,” Barasch said.