My childhood friend retired from the FDNY as a Captain and still coughs from the white ash to this day. He told me that many fire fighters still suffer and I'm glad Mike sent this post in. This is dedicated to them.)
In her first report for 60 Minutes, Katie Couric examines the health effects and fallout from the toxic dust inhaled by first responders at Ground Zero. She reports that nearly 25% of the FDNY is suffering from respiratory problems that can be directly linked to Ground Zero and that Bush administration officials changed the EPA press releases to sound more "reassuring" Couric requested an interview with Mayor Giuliani. He declined!