Latest Health effects arising from the September 11 attacks Stories
More than a decade after the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the US government added cancer to the list of sicknesses covered by a $4.3 billion fund set up to help rescue workers and others who were adversely affected by the cleanup process after the tragedy.
Residents of Lower Manhattan who suffered home damage following the September 11 terrorist attacks are more likely to report respiratory symptoms and diseases than area residents whose homes were not damaged.
The World Trade Center disaster exposed nearly half a million people to hazardous chemicals, environmental toxins, and traumatic events.
The American Journal of Industrial Medicine recently published a study showing that World Trade Center (WTC) responders suffer from asthma at more than twice the rate of the general U.S. population as a result of their exposure to the toxic dust from the collapse of the WTC towers in 2001.
In the first study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate cardiovascular risk in World Trade Center (WTC) first responders, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that the responders who experienced high levels of exposure to the initial dust cloud on September 11, 2001, demonstrate high-risk features of atherosclerosis (plaque in arteries).
Hazards of World Trade Center dust may affect first responders, trade center workers for many years to come. (PRWEB) September 10, 2011 The Mesothelioma
WTC lawyers for the client who gave his name to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
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 terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have a 19 percent higher risk of getting cancer of all kinds than colleagues who were not exposed.
Committee Chair Urged to Consider Nation's Health; Congress's Focus on Polluter's Profits Over Improvements to Public Health "Inconceivable" WASHINGTON, Feb.