The stomach cancer that killed 9/11 survivor Marcy Borders is one of dozens of illnesses covered by a federal fund for survivors of the attack and disaster that followed.
But the fund runs out of money next year and one of the doctors who fought to get it established says he’s worried.
Borders, 42, died Wednesday. She became known as the “Dust Lady” after a photograph showing her covered with finely ground debris from the World Trade Center collapse was seen around the world.
That dust was loaded with toxic chemicals, including asbestos, ground glass, lead, gypsum and calcite — all known to cause irritation and many of which can cause cancer and neurological damage.
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