- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: September 6, 2007
This special presentation unearths a terrible, unexpected legacy of the 9-11 attacks. Discover how those who rushed in to do what they could are now paying a horrible price for their bravery.
- Medical experts explain the effects of toxic exposure.
- Politicians declared the WTC site "safe" long before independent assessments could be made.
- Follow the struggles of sufferers with health issues caused by their work in the aftermath of 9-11.
When the towers fell on that terrible day many of us shared the same thoughts. How could this happen? Did everyone get out? What can I do?
For thousands of brave souls, that last question lead to immediate selfless action. No fewer than 40,000 rescuers, ironworkers, carpenters, and everyday citizens rushed to lower Manhattan to do something, anything. In the days and weeks following September 11, 2001, thousands of volunteers toiled to rescue - and then to recover - the victims of the terror attack.
Today, six years after the fact, many of those same volunteers are finding themselves to be the victims. Despite assurances at the time that the Ground Zero site was safe, it has come to light that its dust contained a stew of toxic substances. Long-term health effects are only now becoming apparent as thousands of Ground Zero workers are falling ill. And this is only the beginning.
This special presentation uncovers the background of this medical scandal and tracks the struggles of several victims as they attempt to gain treatment, compensation, or simply recognition. Hear from experts in fields related to this complicated issue, and hear from those who deny any correlation between the rash of illnesses and time spent at Ground Zero.
Incisive and probing, DEADLY DUST shows how the unimaginable terror attacks of 9-11 may continue to claim victims well into the future.