That's the number of folks that they think were exposed to toxic contaminants & traumatic physical or emotional injuries during 9/11.
And unfortunately, I think it's not something we remember when we think of 9/11. But the fallout from that tragic day was very wide.
Multiple types of toxic exposures were encountered by first responders, clean-up crews and the citizens of the area around the towers.
Symptoms include things like chronic cough, shortness of breath, sinus congestion, certain cancers, stress-related disorders, and depression among many others.
Luckily… 72,000 responders & survivors receive care from the WTC Health Program.
However, I think more can be done. And should be. These folks endured 1 of the saddest days in our history.
So if you're interested in giving back… I suggest you look up the FDNY Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project… both are invested in giving back to those affected by that terrible day.
You can also look up the 9/11 Memorial Museum. They're doing an amazing job to make sure that younger generations learn about this tragic event… and never forget either.
So if you can help… I know it would be greatly appreciated.Here's to America. And here's to you. Be safe out there.