18 years after 9/11, former students are feeling health effects, but full consequences remain unknown
By Editor - Wed Sep 11, 2:32 am
Lila Nordstrom was a senior at storied Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan when “we saw a huge fireball engulf the first tower” of the World Trade Center back in 2001. Brook Peters was just starting his second day of kindergarten two blocks away. Both Peters, now 22, and Nordstrom, now 35, are already facing what doctors say are 9/11-related health issues: Nordstrom has been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease, asthma and a respiratory condition called rhinosinusitis and both she and Peters have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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