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  • WTC Victims

    Respiratory Illness Resulting from 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    When the World Trade Center collapsed, countless pieces of building materials, office equipment and furniture were destroyed, spreading dust and debris throughout the area. The pulverized building matter was analyzed and determined to be highly toxic. In the months and years following 9/11, rescue and recovery workers have suffered various illnesses. Many people are aware […]

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  • Construction AccidentsWorkplace Injury

    Silica Poses Hazard for New York Construction Workers

    By Michael Barasch

    For construction workers, artists or residents exposed to sandblasting and other forms of abrasive cleaning, there is danger in the air. Silica is a common mineral used in the sandblasting process that can cause lung injury, disease and death. After the attack on the World Trade Towers and their collapse, New York residents, emergency responders […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Health Risks Associated With Mold Exposure to Toxic Particles

    By Michael Barasch

    Mold is a fungus that grows readily in environments that are warm, humid and damp. It can grow both inside and outside a home or commercial building. Indoor mold can be found in more than 1,000 different varieties, but most of them pose no particular health dangers. However, mold can cause serious health concerns when […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Health Risks Associated With Mold And Exposure to Toxic Particles

    By Michael Barasch

    Mold is a fungus that grows readily in environments that are warm, humid and damp. It can grow both inside and outside a home or commercial building. Indoor mold can be found in more than 1,000 different varieties, but most of them pose no particular health dangers. However, mold can cause serious health concerns when […]

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