NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A prominent scientist who studied the health effects of the material found after 9/11 has died.
Paul Lioy died Wednesday after collapsing at Newark Liberty Airport. The cause of his death has not been determined, his wife told The New York Times.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Child Shot In Chest In Brooklyn
Lioy was 68.
He was an environmental scientist who studied the dust at Ground Zero, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported. Lioy determined a link between that material and responders’ illnesses.READ MORE: Police: Mike Kushnir Arrested In Connection To Stabbing Death Of 17-Year-Old Gerado Rivas In Washington Heights