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|Main Title||Dust : the inside story of its role in the September 11th aftermath /|
|Author||Lioy, Paul J.|
|Publisher||Rowman & Littlefield,|
|ISBN||9781442201484; 1442201487; 9781442201491; 1442201495|
|Subjects||Dust--Environmental aspects--New York (State)--New York. ; Dust--Analysis. ; Dust--Health aspects. ; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Health aspects. ; Air--Pollution--Measurement. ; World Trade Center Site (New York, N.Y.) ; Pulmonary toxicology. ; Air Pollutants--analysis. ; Air Pollutants--adverse effects. ; Dust--Environmental aspects--New York (N.Y.) ; Air pollution--Measurement--New York (N.Y.) ; New York, N.Y.--Environmental aspects. ; Dust--Toxicology. ; New York (State)--New York--World Trade Center Site. ; Air Pollutants--analysis--New York City. ; Dust--analysis--New York City. ; Air Pollutants--adverse effects--New York City. ; September 11 Terrorist Attacks--New York City.|
|Additional Subjects||September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)|
|Collation||xix, 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-241) and index.
When life changed -- Collecting dust at Ground Zero -- Freeing the WTC dust -- The path to research and sample analysis -- Timing is everything for exposure -- A scientific framework -- The presence of lead -- What was in that WTC dust? -- Into the unknown: exposure and health -- Talking and writing: to what end? -- WTC dust sticks like glue -- Exposure science in future catastrophes -- Final thoughts -- Presentation of the detailed data set on the compounds measured in the WTC dust samples -- Original members of the WTC Technical Panel -- Comments on WTC Signature Study and Peer Review from Greg Meeker, Paul Lioy, and Mort Lippmann, November 3, 2005. Despite exhaustive reports about the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center, no one report examines the dust that poured from the skies as the buildings collapses in as much personal and technical detail as the author offers here. From his own experiences examining and analyzing the dust, to his work with the various agencies involved in the aftermath of the disaster, the author puts together a compelling examination of the dust itself and the agencies, mechanisms, and people in place to deal with it. One of the first scientists to take samples from Ground Zero after the destruction of the Twin Towers, he shares his personal and professional perspectives on the World Trade Center dust. What was in the material that rained down after the disintegration of these buildings? Why did officials wrongly choose to focus on the release of asbestos? How did the size of the dust particles influence the development of the World Trade Center Cough among rescue workers and other New Yorkers? When were respirators used on site and what changes should be made to respirator design now? This book answers these, and many other, questions about the environmental effects, public policy initiatives, health outcomes and scientific findings that played a critical role in the aftermath of September 11th. Beyond providing insightful analysis of what happened then, this book details the significant steps we need to take in order to better prepare for future catastrophes.