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Early research says dust at World Trade Center site not dangerous

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 27 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:956
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Environment specialists told New York workers and residents last week that early studies of asbestos and lead levels in the dust at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center showed that they were below danger levels.

    The specialists also described some studies that are going to be carried out to follow the affected population. The studies will involve two child health centres at Columbia University and Mt Sinai Medical Centre and four environmental health centres at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

    The experts addressed a community meeting last week of more than 200 people at a …

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