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Characterization of the Dust/Smoke Aerosol that Settled East of the World Trade Center (WTC) in Lowe

lioy-EHP-6-02.PDF

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Characterization of the Dust/Smoke Aerosol that Settled East of the World Trade Center (WTC) in Lowe

Description

[pdf document, Paul J. Lioy, et al., 2002] This report was written by Paul J. Lioy and 19 other scientists from Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University and several other universities and research institutes. The explosion and collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) was a catastrophic event that produced an airborne plume of dust and smoke impacting many workers, residents, and commuters during the first few days after 11 September 2001. Samples of this material were collected on September 16th and 17th 2001 in order to determine the chemical and physical characteristics of the materials which were present in the dust and smoke, and the absence or presence of contaminants which could affect human health. The results support the need to have the interior of residences, buildings, and their respective HVAC systems professionally cleaned to reduce long-term residential risks before rehabitation. Published in Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 110, Number 7, July 2002; full abstract at http://ehpnet1.niehs.nih.gov/docs/2002/110p703-714lioy/abstract.html

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lioy-EHP-6-02.PDF

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Date Entered

2002-10-30

Citation

“Characterization of the Dust/Smoke Aerosol that Settled East of the World Trade Center (WTC) in Lowe,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed December 18, 2018, http://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/2916.