Archive of News (2012)

News stories by year:

World Trade Center rescue workers may face increased cancer risk

People who were involved in the rescue and recovery operation at the World Trade Center (WTC) are at an increased risk for certain types of cancer, including prostate, thyroid, and myeloma, study findings suggest. Continue reading

9/11 studies dovetail

A study of the health impact of 9/11 expected to be released soon will find increases in cancer rates similar to those in a city Health Department study released this week. Continue reading

Study belies GZ cancers

Breathing the toxic air of the collapsed World Trade Center did not cause an increase in cancer — either among first responders or those who live and work downtown, according to a surprising new study. Continue reading

9-11 Study Casts Doubt On Government’s Move To Include Cancer In Compensation Fund

More than a decade after the World Trade Center terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the US government added cancer to the list of sicknesses covered by a $4.3 billion fund set up to help rescue workers and others who were adversely affected by the cleanup process after the tragedy. The health issues were directly related to the dust, debris and fumes released from the twin towers’ wreckage. Continue reading

World Trade Center Study: No Cancer Link

A new study has found no clear link between debris and fumes released during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and cases of cancer among residents of Lower Manhattan or rescue and recovery workers. Continue reading

Association Between World Trade Center Exposure and Excess Cancer Risk

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, resulted in the release of known and suspected carcinogens into the environment. There is public concern that exposures may have resulted in increased cancers. Continue reading

No Clear Link Between 9/11 and Cancer, Study Finds

There is no clear link between the toxic dust that billowed from Ground Zero on 9/11 and many of the cancers now covered by the Zadroga Act, according to a major new study set to be published Wednesday. Continue reading

9/11 Cancer Study Gives No Definitive Answer on Role of Debris

The results of the largest study yet to explore the link between 9/11 debris and cancer are in, and they’re frustratingly vague. Researchers with New York’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene looked at 55,700 people who had been exposed to the debris, from recovery workers to landfill workers to residents and workers in Lower Manhattan, and found no overall increase in cancer rates. They did find “significantly higher” prevalence in the rates of three cancers — multiple myeloma, prostate, and thyroid, — but only in rescue and recovery workers, not in the rest of those exposed. Continue reading

Cancer Link Unclear

A new study of nearly 56,000 people exposed to rubble and fumes from the World Trade Center site found increased rates of some cancers among recovery workers, but researchers established no link between their illness and the toxic debris. Continue reading

WTC Responders: Hints of Cancer Link

Several types of cancer occurred significantly more often in people who worked at the site of the former World Trade Center (WTC) following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack, a registry study showed. Continue reading