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Latest Health effects arising from the September 11 attacks Stories

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 terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have a 19 percent higher risk of getting cancer of all kinds than colleagues who were not exposed.

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.

2009-11-03 15:57:48

Reported asthma in 9/11 responders 2X greater than general population.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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