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New York study says 9/11 responders and volunteers suffer serious lung problems By New York personal injury lawyers
New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Experts estimate at least 40,000 people were exposed to toxic dust after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. These numbers include fire department, police department and rescue worker volunteers who were exposed to the toxic air pollution. The study, published in the February issue of Chest, a medical journal and reported by U.S. News and World Report, reveals the incidence of lung problems. The study states lung diseases, including diminished lung capacity, is 2.5 times higher amongst the 9/11 responders than cigarette smokers.
These lung problems are evident 7 years after the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Workers were still complaining of diminished lung capacity, itchy eyes and runny noses after the Trade Center site cleanup ended in 2006. In September of 2008, the New York City health department released research conducted on a wide range of people exposed to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks and disaster aftermath. The study estimated over 400,000 people were victims of the disaster, and an estimated 35,000 to 70,000 developed post traumatic stress disorder and 3,800 to 12,600 developed asthma.
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