Over ten years ago, tens of thousands of men and women raced into the crumbling World Trade Center to find victims and start cleaning up the damage. Day after day, these first responders worked tirelessly to clean up the site. Sadly, this daily work at the collapsed towers meant that all the men and women were breathing in 2,000 tons of asbestos per day. Now, studies are showing that many of them are in the early stages of cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
Reports of the death of Donna Summer saddened her fans across the world. The "Queen of Disco" recently passed away after losing the battle with lung cancer. In the aftermath of her death, some are wondering if asbestos exposure was a factor in the singer's untimely passing.