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    Who Are the 18,000 People Suffering from 9/11 Toxic Dust Exposure?

    By Michael Barasch

    When the world learned that nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001, it was shocking beyond words. But in the dozen years since, a slowly unfolding second phase of the disaster suggests the true number of casualties might increase well beyond that. It’s a sad story of how good deeds do […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    No Surprise Here: 9/11 Responders at Higher Risk for Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Cancer rates are 15 percent higher in 9/11 responders than in the general population, according to a recent Mount Sinai Hospital’s World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) report. Epidemiologists examined data collected from 20,984 participants between 2001 and 2008, finding 575 cases of cancer instead of the expected 499. Thyroid, prostate and blood cancers (like […]

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