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So , Joel. Do you think that people as they see what’s going on with the 9/11 responders 17 years after the World Trade Centers came down that they might be more aware of the kinds of chemicals that we actively put into our bodies and into our society .
Yes , very much aware but we’ve still not getting their data. We , I think one of the things that came that we contract is some high road scientists show how many chemicals were there , but I think the end result also showed that it was just a particularly mad at the silica dust . It was so bad so small orbit and became invasive into people’s noses in of their lungs . And yet , it would have been up now is that Newark . It’s just so proud of all of this reconstruction is going on . There’s a lot of unfettered construction workers and community again facing similar dust .
So the same stuff as is happening now.
The same stuff right , and the city in the state and the feds are not stopping.
This. That is because they think partly the builders in the . And then , and the real estate industry is is big and too strong . It’s partly similar to before this this we turn to you know prosperity but workers . You know just getting hit you know and the community . Again , we’re not doing the testing were not when the city , and is in the state is refusing you know to do that was doing the wrong testing we have seen that that monitors be placed around construction sites . We know that dust is going to schools . We’ve had schools closed down , you know , because of that there’s a problem . So I mean that’s the problem was not you know no lessons learned and also just want to point out that we only gonna sample and showing that that dust actually went into city hall and elsewhere . We were were pushing for the enforcement is something called the newest state occupational lung and Disease Registry , in which a doctor , a clinician is supposed to be put any effect of dust and someone’s lungs and the worst offender of that going to tie was New York City . They knew from , but we still week 3 . The firefighters construction people and other people getting sick , that should have gone into the registry and we would have known . The registry was set up . You know a year or 2 years later . And now , and many of these cases is public interest lawyers and and and an industrial hygienist the funding for medical monitoring . We just know to ministers to the long time out and people are not getting medals migratory so we just 60 basically a shows people getting stiff worrying whether they can get care and not only that he used is a network of occupational environmental health clinics , in which the 9/11 and it go to Mount Sinai was you know a 5 example of what we’re we’re not finding that anymore . We’re now living environmental cases to be seen by doctors think it started seeing patterns and practices .
Sure. I’m okay , so I know . Okay , John . We’re going to be running out of time soon what I want to know from each of you is what you want my listeners to do so . Joel , we’ll start with you .
I want them to do basically pressure the state to increase funding for this D the State Environmental occupational clinic health clinics. So we could we could deal with some of the problems elsewhere forced the Community Right to Know Act . Do we know what time that harmful chemicals have been stored in used and being dispersed out there still persist punishment and community said no , and we also white now a moratorium on the use of round that .
Really really obvious to say to make sure that more studies.
Great. John or yeah John feel what would you like my listeners to do .
Well if they know somebody that was there and if they were there and they’re not in the World Trade Center whole program I implore them to get into the World Trade Center program and they can contact me my contact information , so I feel good foundation. We want to help get people into the World Trade Center whole program before it’s too late . Somebody knows somebody even if you’re not sick , get into the program , because if you’re in the program , at least if you get sick , you’re going to get taken care of right away and you will be able to file a claim is accomplished .
Feel good foundation that’s F-e-l feel good Foundation.com and the website for then New York Environmental Law and Justice Project is NY in viral.org that’s NY and viral law.org. We’ve been talking with John feel 9/11 survivor an advocate and founder of the feel good foundation and Joel cup for men who is the executive director of the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project . Thank you , both . I appreciate your time . They do . Thank you .
Capitol press room our production of WC and connected Syracuse registration for the second annual New York State bike Summit is closing next Wednesday. September 26 according to my next guest is something that you do not want to miss . And my next guest is Paul when Keller , the executive director of the New York bicycle in coalition . It’s good to see you . Good morning . So what’s been going on .
Well , it’s the second summit what’s happened in the bike movement in the last year since the summit , both in New York and nationally has been an utter explosions , particularly around bike share in our good old friend electric bikes. I just learned today we just re-tweeted that the Albany Police Department now has 40 bucks really now . That’s despite the fact that we didn’t even get the legislation to make it in class 20 bike a bike in the V T laws last year . We couldn’t the anti-hit vehicular traffic . I’m sorry , that’s okay here . So , but he could not get their bill out of Mr. committee but New York City issued a rule last summer . Since we last spoke that actually they think legalizes class one pedal assist you suddenly York City’s ahead in New York but my my listeners what these e bikes do so , an electric bike is there are several classes . Again , it can get complicated . But the , we’re really just about class one class . One is a pedal assist electric work that means you have to move your legs in order to ask for support and assistance if you want to go up the hill . Or if you want to ride your bike to work without sweating they provide about 80% of the health benefit through exercise . I love this . That’s great . They are the only part of the bike industry that’s growing in America . The cool thing since we had our summit last year and since we talked . Is that the bike share programs remember their bike share programs popping up everywhere , including in Albany everywhere . It’s a wonderful program and I and we have several bike share operators in the spot is a summit . And we have a panel on somewhat about e bikes and Berkshire anyways bike share programs are desperate New York to get this electric bike as part of one of the range of their options . You can imagine in Albany PHP cycles wants to go up . State Street sure I mean anyway .
Which is a very steep hill come Buffalo steep hills yeah thicker Ithaca they think is ready to launch that that’s already bikes is so this is something that you , you’re watching all over the state who is interested. So this bike some here , I guess , be the focus here is bicycle tourism . No , no , no , I guess that the focus isn’t bicycle tourism .
Yes , that’s one of one of its or several of 20 panels. This is a Big 10 event where we having practically any interest . You can think of that has something to do with by .
So if it’s about bicycles , then it’s it’s the FARC well words.
Tourism , health and wellness. You said to actually . Here’s what I do he you you worked were unconscious women’s cycling getting regular everyday cyclists not of spandex crowd . We are about getting every New Yorker on a bike for whatever reason , but the theme . The overall theme this year is education education means to us , not just getting people say if you are a bike but educating about .
What we’re going to do is take a break and we’ll be right back. I know you’re very excited about cycling , so my I was going to talk about what is I’m for until they come back .
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