Dust: The Inside Story of its Role in the September 11th Aftermath
One of the first scientists to take samples from Ground Zero after the destruction of the Twin Towers, Lioy 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? Dust 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.
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Chapter 2 COLLECTING DUST AT GROUND ZERO
Chapter 3 FREEING THE WTC DUST
Chapter 4 THE PATH TO RESEARCH AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS
Chapter 5 TIMING IS EVERYTHING FOR EXPOSURE
Chapter 6 A SCIENTIFIC FRAMEWORK
Chapter 7 THE PRESENCE OF LEAD
Chapter 8 WHAT WAS IN THAT WTC DUST?
Chapter 12 EXPOSURE SCIENCE IN FUTURE CATASTROPHES
Chapter 13 FINAL THOUGHTS
PRESENTATION OF THE DETAILED DATA SET ON THE COMPOUNDS MEASURED IN THE WTC DUST SAMPLES
ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF TEH WTC TECHNICAL PANEL
COMMENTS ON WTC SIGNATURE STUDY AND PEER REVIEW FROM GREG MEEKER PAUL LIOY AND MORT LIPPMANN NOVEMBER ...
EXPOSURE AND HEALTH
TO WHAT END?
Chapter 11 WTC DUST STICKS LIKE GLUE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Dust: The Inside Story of Its Role in the September 11th Aftermath
Paul J. Lioy
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