The Daily News (October 28) have read a special memo from Dr Ed Kilbourne of the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to Dr. Kevin Yeskey at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kilbourne is concerned about the health hazards associated with an unrestricted access to the WTC area. The first five bulk dust samples from the WTC site contained 4 percent asbestos, a ”substantial concentration”, according to Kilbourne:
”We are aware of other potential toxic hazards in the WTC area about which you haven’t asked,” the memo went on to say. ”Contaminant groups of concern include acid gases, volatile organic compounds and heavy metals.”
The worried tone of Kilbourne’s memo was in sharp contrast to the upbeat official view the following day from then-EPA Administrator Christie Whitman.
Read the article ”Doc’s WTC note: Don’t hurry back”.
See also: ATSDR media announcement: ”World Trade Center Health Registry Issues Initial Enrollment Report” and ”World Trade Center Asbestos Findings”.