On the 11th of September, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked 4 planes and crashed 2 of them into the Twin Towers of the in New York. Hours later, both Towers collapsed which caused a huge toxic dust plume composed of WTC (World Trade Centre) dust. The heroism and selflessness of the First Responders was on full display but their service came at a cost of their own health. This is a tribute to the First Responders as we examine the pathology and chronic health conditions caused by the WTC dust exposure. The final interview sound bite is of Luis Alvarez, past New York City detective, and First Responder.
This episode is in collaboration with special guest, Dennis Strenk, Milwaukee Pathologists’ Assistant, CFO and Board of Trustees member of the AAPA and People of Pathology Podcast host [peopleofpathology.podbean.com]
Episode notes, references and learning objectives, available at
Original interview with Dr Berman:
This Pathological Life is produced by Clinpath Pathology in South Australia.
Released for September 11 2020
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