04 Sep '11, 3pm

Cancer Risk At Ground Zero: It is a very emotional charged issue when discussing anything about the World Trade

Cancer Risk At Ground Zero: It is a very emotional charged issue when discussing anything about the World Trade

It is a very emotional charged issue when discussing anything about the World Trade Center attack in 2001. In the largest cancer study of firefighters ever conducted, research published in this week's 9/11 Special Issue of The Lancet found that New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) disaster site were at least 19 percent more likely to develop cancer in the seven years following the disaster as their non-exposed colleagues and up to 10 percent more likely to develop cancer than a similar sample from the general population. The study is the first to look at cancer rates among the all of the exposed firefighters, and the findings may help pave the way for federal health benefits for rescue workers now suffering from cancer nearly a decade after the attacks.

Full article: http://www.enn.com/enn_original_news/article/43197

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