Environmental Illnesses Haunt Some Who Covered 9/11

Rescuers and construction workers aren’t the only ones sickened by exposure to World Trade Center dust and smoke. Journalists, including photographers, are also reporting health problems.
March 03, 2008

By Daryl Lang

New York Times staff photographer Keith Meyers loved to tackle rigorous assignments, like flying in military jets and scuba diving with astronauts in training.

“He was almost hyper in terms of his energy level,” says friend and fellow Times photographer Fred Conrad. “He could run circles around people.”

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