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    Mount Sinai Researchers Find Liver Disease Risk for World Trade Center Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Mount Sinai researchers recently found evidence that 9/11 first responders who responded to  Ground Zero immediately after the attacks had a higher likelihood of developing liver disease than responders who were there later. Their risk of developing hepatic steatosis – when the liver contains abnormally high levels of fat – as a result of exposure […]

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  • Zadroga ActWTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation Fund

    Study Finds Liver Damage Risk for 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders and people working at the World Trade Center site after 9/11 were recently found to have developed hepatic steatosis – commonly known as fatty liver disease – at four times the rate among the general population. The study, published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, also found that responders who reached […]

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