Toxic Cover-Up: Asbestos, Lead, Mercury, Dioxin. World Trade Center Syndrome

January 17, 2002


Rick Tejada-Flores

co-producer and co-director of the film.

Today, we will meet a doctor who has treated a parade of Ground Zero patients . . . a lawyer working on behalf ofpolice union activists investigating why so many cops are coughing . . . a parent whose son goes to Stuyvesant HighSchool, blocks from Ground Zero, where kids are suffering nosebleeds and other respiratory problems . . . organizerswho started a free mobile health unit to treat the hundreds of sick workers . . . and a woman who was sent to theemergency room twice because of toxins in her apartment. A roundtable discussion.


  • Marilena Christodoulou, Head of the Stuyvesant High School Parents Association.
  • Omar Henriquez, Safety and Health Specialist, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health(NYCOSH)
  • Joel Kupferman, Director, New York Environmental Law and Justice Project.
  • Dr. Stephen Levin, medical director, Mt. Sinai Hospital and the Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupationaland Environmental Medicine.
  • Joel Shufro, Executive Director, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH).
  • Wendy Tabb, resident, lower Manhattan, who had to leave her apartment because her symptoms were so severe.She still has not moved back.


  • Nora Rosenthal, organizer, Center for the Biology of Natural Systems.

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