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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

World Trade Center Responders Continue to Suffer

The plight of the first responders to the World Trade Center disaster has been objectively corroborated by a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

"Conclusion: Exposure to World Trade Center dust led to large declines in FEV1 for FDNY rescue workers during the first year. Overall, these declines were persistent, without recovery over the next 6 years, leaving a substantial proportion of workerswith abnormal lung function."

The attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11, 2001, when terrorists crashed two hijacked planes into both towers of the WTC, resulted in the deaths of 2,751 people on that day. The crashes created massive combustion, fueled by jet fuel, that resulted in a huge release of of contaminants including: asbestos, pulverized concrete, lead and other toxins. It is estimated that over 90,000 individuals were involved in the massive clean-up efforts that went on for months following the horrific event. Thousands of New York City residents, schoolchildren and commuters were also exposed.

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