Eng. 111, 4301
25 April 2014
The Effects of 9/11
The attacks that took place in New York’s Manhattan city, on September, 11th, 2001 had rippling effects that caused a great deal of controversy. The chaos of the two planes soaring through the two towers crippled the American economy. It also created numerous health issues. Social issues were at another alarming effect that the effects of 9/11 had on the U.S.A. The attack was felt globally. The damage that was done to the World Trade Center left the country shattered with bits and pieces for this country to try and piece back together again. The World Trade Center was a very valuable asset to the Nation’s welfare. When the two buildings collapsed, the effects shook the entire nation, and the aftermath of the incidence has left this country in a great turmoil.
Dr. Larry Norton said, "Why isn't the whole nation mobilizing to take care of the chronic health impact of this disaster?". ( Dr. Larry Norton).This information was about the alarming effects of tremendous health effects that occurred after the 9/11 attacks. "To date, 75 recovery workers at ground zero have been diagnosed with blood cell cancers that a half-dozen top doctors and epidemiologists have confirmed as having been likely caused by that exposure. (The Village Voice) This is a weekly tabloid that writes analysis of current affairs. There was major health issues reported from the fire and smoke inhalations that people breathed in their lungs. All types of respiratory illnesses were reported due to the fire and smoke that lasted for weeks. The exposure of toxics in the air had negative effects on women who pregnant. PTSD was another alarming illness that came along with effects of the 9/11 attacks. This is known as post-traumatic stress disorder. It is known as a mental disorder that develops in the brain after an attack or some cause of harm has been done to an individual.
"Some illnesses are treatable with medication and follow-up," says Feal. "But a lot of these illnesses and injuries are permanent.”(John Feal), who is the founder and president of Feal Good Foundation, stated this fact. This information was researched on (takepart.com). The after math of 9/11 caused major effects with the firefighters and medical workers that still suffer from below normal lung functions from the toxics of the debris.
Along with the effects of the health issues, are the economic issues surrounded by the effects of 9/11. This was a widespread disaster that seriously crippled the economy. The attacks caused the American consumer a great deal of loss. The catastrophe took a lot out of the expenditures according to the economic statistics. . "Opportunity loss", (Wolf). This statement gives information on how the economy was hit with major wage losses due to the loss of jobs, business closings, and one major factor of the stock market down, after the two towers collapsed the stock market declined dramatically. Like a huge stone thrown into a lake, the ripples of the attacks spread out and reached every aspect of the U.S. economy. It was initially estimated that the U.S. would lose 1.8 million jobs because of the attacks, trimming as much as 5 percent, or $500 billion, from the gross domestic product (Templeton and Lumley). This information came from Templeton and Lumley, the writers for the Guardian. The News and Observer, World News. “The fact is that this money could have gone to creating more jobs” said (Polin,Bob). This research was taken from the (marketwatch.com.)Along with the attacks of 9/11 came the major expense of the war with Afghanistan. This was another major hit in the pockets of the working US citizens. The economy was facing a downward spiral before the 9/l11 attacks on the World trade Center happened. Along with the attacks this made the economy drop steadily. The attacks had a major effect on all the businesses. The airline industry was hit also. Major jobs were lost due...
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