GTT releases most advanced TSP solution to date Continued from page 5 reliable traffic solutions to communities for over 40 years. GTT proactively delivers advanced transportation solutions to help emergency, transit and traffic personnel increase safety, minimize traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while maximizing resource efficiency and performance. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, GTT is the market leader in traffic management systems, with its system installed in intersections in 41 of the 50 largest U.S. cities. To find out more about GTT, visit their website (www.gtt.com). FREE SUBSCRIPTION SIGN-UP Monthly Digital Edition Airport/Seaport Newsletter Daily Insider Newsletter GSN Media Kit CLICK HERE HID Global Helps Streamline Bhutan’s Driver License Issuance and Management System Continued from page 10 benefit from the change to the printing process. In the months since the new IDs were issued, law enforcement officers have observed a decline in incidents involving fake IDs. The new security features on the IDs prove to be an effective deterrence against counterfeiting. Those counterfeit driver’s licenses circulating in the market can easily be distinguished from the genuine ones. The inability to create a counterfeit of the new IDs has resulted in a drop in the production of inauthentic IDs.ww “We are very pleased with the deployment of the HDP5000 printers and are are currently exploring how we can expand our use of technology. Smart chip encoding, which can be supported by the printers with an upgrade, would enable us to augment the cards and make them multifunctional, and is a feature we are interested in implementing in the near future,” said Nidup. © 2016 HID Global Corporation/ASSA ABLOY AB. All rights reserved. HID, HID Global, the HID Blue Brick logo, and Chain Design and FARGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global or its licensor(s)/ supplier(s) in the US and other countries and may not be used without permission. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. hidglobal.com 46 What was in the World Trade Center chemical plume created at Ground Zero on “9/11”? Continued from page 14 “we did the very best we could at the time” and she was sorry that people had died as a result of her “mistake” – a claim which was disputed and rejected by numerous firefighters, who made it clear that they knew the air was polluted with toxins, but they did the clean-up work and searches for survivors because that was their job. Other firefighters described the EPA decision to be absurd in light of the fact that seven days after the attacks virtually all the buildings in downtown Manhattan were coated with dust, debris, lead, asbestos and other toxic substances. Still others argued that Ms Whitman’s decision jeopardized the health of every school child and every educator who went back to teach the children, along with every person who lived in the area who returned home to breathe in toxic dust. According to a post-fifteenth anniversary article by the Associated Press, “More than 1,000 people who registered with the World Trade Center Health Program, set up to oversee those affected by the aftermath of the attacks, have died in the past 15 years. According to a summary of five research articles on the health impacts on rescuers and others who worked the site, both the number of people sickened and the type of illnesses present were greater than
anticipated. According to Jake Lemonda, union head of the Uniformed Fire Officer’s Association, there are currently 1,396 afflicted with cancer; 5,456 with a lower respiratory illness and there are many more firefighters who responded on 9/11 who are very sick.” References 1. Amy Goodman, “Ex-EPA Head Christine Todd Whitman Denies Misleading Public over Environmental Dangers After ‘9/11’ ”, Independent Global News, June 26, 2007; www.democracynow.org/2007/6/26/ex_epa_head_christine_todd_whitman 2. Thomas K. Aldrich, M.D., Jackson Gustave, M.P.H., Charles B. Hall, Ph.D., “Lung Function in Rescue Workers at the World Trade Center after 7 Years”, New England Journal of Medicine, 2010; 362:1263-1272, April 8, 2010 3. David Biello, “What Was in the World Trade Center Plume? Ten years later, what exactly residents and rescue workers were exposed to remains at least a partial mystery”, Scientific American, September 7, 2011; www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-was-in-the-worldtrade-center-plume/ 4. Rachel Zeig-Owens, Anna Nolan, Barbara Putman, Ankura Singh, David J. Prezant, Michael D. Weiden. “Biomarkers of patient intrinsic risk for upper and lower airway injury after exposure at the World Trade Center”, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2016, 59:9, 788-794. 5. Jennifer Yip, Mayris P. Webber, Rachel Zeig-Owens, Madeline Vossbrinck, Ankura Singh, Kerry Kelly, David J. Prezant, “FDNY and 9/11: Clinical services and health outcomes in World Trade Center-exposed firefighters and EMS workers from 2001 to 2016”, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2016 59:9, 695-708 6. Caralee Caplan-Shaw, Angeliki Kazeros, Deepak Pradhan, Kenneth Berger, Roberta Goldring, Sibo Zhao, Mengling Liu, Yongzhao Shao; “Improvement in severe lower respiratory symptoms and small airway function in World Trade Center dust exposed community members”, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2016 Canon U.S.A. and National Crime Prevention Council collaborate Continued from page 15 About Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. 59:9, 777-787. 7. James E. Cone, Sukhminder Osahan, Christine C. Ekenga, Sara A. Miller-Archie; “Asthma among Staten Island fresh kills landfill and barge workers following the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks”, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2016, 59:9, 795-804 8. “Lung function indices”, www.spirxpert. com/indices7.htm 9. “James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act”, “9/11 Health”, www.nyc.gov/ html/doh/wtc/html/health_compensation/ health_compensation_act.shtml 10. “Medical management of chemical casualties handbook”, 3rd ed. USAMRICD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. July 2000. 11. Kales S, Christiani D., “Acute chemical injuries”, New England Journal of Medicine 2004; 350:800-808. 47 is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. About National Crime Prevention Council The National Crime Prevention Council is the nonprofit leader in crime prevention. For more than 35 years, our symbol of safety, McGruff the Crime Dog®, has delivered easyto-use crime prevention tips that protect what matters most—you, your family, and your community. Since 1982, NCPC has continuously provided the American public with comprehensive educational materials, training programs, and effective crime prevention messaging, delivered in large part through its vast network of more than 10,000 state and local law enforcement agencies, crime prevention associations, community groups, foundations, and corporate partners. For more information on how NCPC can be a public safety expert for you or how to “Take A Bite Out of Crime®,” visit www.ncpc.org.