As we are aware, first responders and others immediately involved with the 9/11 tragedy have experienced severe lung problems. Sister Cynthia Mahoney was 54 when she passed away on Wednesday. She had spent every day for six months after the attacks as a chaplain and EMT. Although no cause of death was given, Mahoney had repeatedly said in interviews that she believed the poisoned air that surrounded the fall of the World Trade Center towers gave her a deadly mix of asthma as well as pulmonary and digestive problems. Sister Mahoney has asked that the results of her autopsy be used in a class action suit by Ground Zero workers.
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