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9/11 and Cancer

Just wanted to spread this far and wide. This week’s cover story in the Village Voice is about the link between 9/11 and blood cancers, especially Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

That’s what I just recovered from. My exposure to Ground Zero was not as intimate as the 75 recovery workers who now have some form of blood cancer, but I did run after the first plane hit, lived less than a mile from the site, and worked a block away for six months while the pit was still burning.

Lots of feelings about this. About the EPA that lied to us, boldly and blatantly, about believing them, lots of things. It’s affirming though, to very nearly confirm what I had long suspected. And to know that sadly, I’m not alone.

Here’s that article:

By Valerie Reiss. Amy’s on vacation.

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posted December 1, 2006 at 4:37 am

Valerie, ugh that’s all I have to say. It’s mortifying but life doesn’t really bring justice. Justice is an illusion. There’s more to a story than just looking at one page or chapter. Hm, just came from a superb Kabbalah class. If you’d like some good nutritional information to help your body, please feel free to contact me. Myrna

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posted December 1, 2006 at 8:11 pm

Valerie, I saw a recent PBS NewsHour in which two NYPD senior officers were interviewed (it may have been a senior FDNY and NYPD person, respectively, unsure). They worked at ground zero for months after the attack. Both have life threatening health problems. Five years after the initial attack, bin Laden [remember him? Someone remind GWB…] is still racking up victims. :( :(

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