Ok its not quite as serious as the title of this thread. But the author wants to plant in your mind that it is. NYC under an asbestos cloud SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/54382_asbestos14.shtml Monday, January 14, 2002 By ANDREW SCHNEIDER ©2002 ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH What the entire article fails to mention is that there are 2 forms of asbestos. They are both the exact chemical composition but 1 form rolls itself into a needle-like structure. The other form lays flat. The needle form sticks in the tissue of lungs while the other form is typically removed by coughing and such. The basis they have for the needle like causing cancer is from miners that worked in the needle form asbestos mines and their lung cancer deaths - which also was likely affected by many of the miners constantly smoking. Here is my main point - that "deadly" needle like asbestos hasn't been used in construction since before the WTC was built, all asbestos thats used in the US now, and during the WTC construction, is the flat lying asbestos.