Not long ago, the Sierra Club charged the Bush Administration with “reckless disregard” for public health when it sought to reopen Wall Street shortly after the 9/11 attack, and didn’t  adequately warn the public of the health risks posed by smoke from the World Trade Center rubble.  But according to an article by science writer Steve Milloy, while some worried citizens probably received new asthma medications on a just-in-case basis, the Sierra Club’s claims of many new-onset asthma cases in the area can not be backed up by any credible facts.  With asbestos samples taken from the air also low, it appears long-term air effects are at least one serious issue not to worry about from that tragic day. 

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