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WTC Responders Face Long-term Health Issues
2011-09-02 11:04:57

  Nearly ten years after The United States´ darkest day in history, rescuers who were exposed to toxic dust and smoke from the World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have a 19 percent higher risk of getting cancer of all kinds than colleagues who were not exposed, according to a long-term study. The study, published this week in a special 9/11 issue of the medical journal The Lancet, evaluated more than 27,000 police officers, construction workers,...

2011-02-02 12:40:00

Committee Chair Urged to Consider Nation's Health; Congress's Focus on Polluter's Profits Over Improvements to Public Health "Inconceivable" WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce air pollution under the Clean Air Act are putting the nation's health at risk to serve the special interests of industrial polluters and must be stopped, according to the environmental health organization Health Care Without...

2009-11-03 15:57:48

Reported asthma in 9/11 responders 2X greater than general population Responders to the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks, who were exposed to caustic dust and toxic pollutants following the 9/11 disaster, suffer from asthma at a rate more than twice that of the general US population, according to new research presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). As many as 8 percent of the workers and...

2009-11-03 15:51:32

First responders who were exposed to caustic dust and toxic pollutants following the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks suffer from asthma at more than twice the rate of the general U.S. population, according to data presented today by Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), in San Diego. As many as eight percent of the workers and volunteers who engaged in...

2006-09-05 16:33:18

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 70 percent of the rescue workers who picked through the toxic debris of the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks suffered respiratory problems, a study released on Tuesday said. The Mount Sinai Medical Center study found police, firefighters and other responders had high rates of lung abnormalities for years after the attacks. One-third continued to have abnormal lung function, many more than expected, when the...

2006-09-05 16:19:38

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 70 percent of the rescue workers who picked through the toxic debris of the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks suffered respiratory problems, a study released on Tuesday said. The Mount Sinai Medical Center study found police, firefighters and other responders had high rates of lung abnormalities for years after the attacks. One-third continued to have abnormal lung function, many more than expected, when the...

2006-06-01 15:33:02

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health officials launched a broad medical survey on Thursday of 71,000 people affected by the September 11 attacks in what doctors called their best hope of treating mysterious ailments stemming from that day. The survey of firefighters, police, downtown Manhattan residents and office workers will determine future federal health policy and funding for those affected, U.S. and New York City officials said in announcing the survey. Many emergency...

2006-06-01 15:31:28

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health officials launched a broad medical survey on Thursday of 71,000 people affected by the September 11 attacks in what doctors called their best hope of treating mysterious ailments stemming from that day. The survey of firefighters, police, downtown Manhattan residents and office workers will determine future federal health policy and funding for those affected, U.S. and New York City officials said in announcing the survey. Many emergency...

2006-02-02 21:10:21

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday scolded the Environmental Protection Agency and its former chief for not warning residents near the World Trade Center about health dangers following the September 11 attacks and said a lawsuit brought against them could proceed. A group of residents, students and workers claiming they have been affected by the dust fallout from the attacks is seeking compensatory damages, and to compel testing by the EPA of office buildings, schools...


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