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New Study Finds Link Between 9/11 And Elevated Rates Of Leukemia

New research on 9/11 first responders and recovery workers has found elevated levels of yet another cancer.

Sept. 11 Responders May Be at Heightened Risk of Developing Leukemia

After the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, the thousands of people involved in rescue-and-cleanup efforts were exposed to carcinogens and other toxins as they breathed in contaminated air and dug through industrial rubble.

Cancer Incidence Up in World Trade Center Responder Cohort

Cancer incidence is increased in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program General Cohort, according to a study published in the February issue of JNCI Cancer Spectrum.

Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

Nearly two decades after terrorists attacked New York’s World Trade Center, certain cancers are striking police and recovery workers who saved lives, recovered bodies and cleaned up the wreckage.

Transit worker receives medal more than 18 years after efforts at World Trade Center

After more than 18 years, Richie Rocco, vice chair of Local 100 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, honored 13 transit workers who were sickened by the toxic exposures at Ground Zero…

Dust Exposure, PTSD Linked to 9/11 Attacks May Raise Risk of Lupus, Other Autoimmune Diseases, Study Finds

Exposure to dust and having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York are associated with an increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, a study reports.

Ground Zero’s deadly dust claims another victim

Ryan Fortini was a 24-year-old New York State Police trooper when he was dispatched to Ground Zero after planes crashed into the World Trade Center.

NY Police Investigator Who Died of 9/11-Related Cancer Returned to Hometown

Ryan Fortini died on New Year’s Day from 9/11-related cancer

For journalists with health issues from covering 9/11, support is available

Like the first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, thoughts of personal safety were far from the minds of the journalists who covered the largest terror attack on U.S. soil.

9/11: State trooper Ryan Fortini dies of illness caused by World Trade Center response

State Police Investigator Ryan Fortini was very often the first person to respond when the call went out for backup.