October 25, 2021

Asbestos Exposure on September 11, 2001

The 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks were terrible and frightening enough without the added concern of asbestos exposure. Unfortunately, the World Trade Centers, like many other old buildings, contained a great deal of asbestos in its construction.

Before the late 1980s, many buildings were built using asbestos in the roofing, siding, insulation and other areas of construction. This is because asbestos has many valuable properties, including:

  • Sound resistance
  • Tensile strength
  • Chemical, electrical and fire proof

However, asbestos has also been implicated in the death of countless Americans because inhalation and ingestion can lead to such conditions as mesothelioma and asbestosis.

When the World Trade Centers were hit in 2001, billions of tiny asbestos fibers were released into the air, not only damaging the lungs of survivors, but also those of the brave men and women who rescued people during the weeks following. It is also possible that those near to the collapse were also exposed to asbestos in the months following the attacks.

The dust from the collapse that traveled for miles was said to contain fiberglass, asbestos, concrete, lead, mercury, cadmium, PCB’s, and dioxins. All of these materials are potentially harmful to the respiratory system if inhaled.

If you or a loved one begins to experience symptoms of mesothelioma, you should speak with a medical professional immediately. The onset of symptoms can take 30 to 50 years to appear.

Our Mississippi mesothelioma lawyers are experienced handling complex and delicate mesothelioma claims cases. If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos and subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced Mississippi mesothelioma lawyers by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) today for your free case evaluation.