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Health Problems Persist for Photojournalists Who Shot Ground Zero

by Staff


Tags: photojournalism, environmental illness, 9/11, September 11, disaster reporting, Ground Zero,

September 11 rescue workers aren’t the only professionals suffering the aftereffects of prolonged toxic exposure. Photojournalists who captured early images of Ground Zero also breathed in toxic fumes and debris, and some have suffered from related health problems. Photo District News Online reports that New York Times photographer Keith Meyers, whose photographs of the still-smoking towers earned him a Pulitzer, has asthma and other health problems so severe he can no longer work.

(Thanks, MediaChannel.org.)

Lisa Gulya