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Study on Exposure to 9/11 Dust Shows Nerve Damage in Rats

CBS 2 A study on the short-term effects of residual dust from the World Trade Center on rats showed some nerve damage, according to Winthrop-University Hospital researchers. The pilot study showed that exposure to dust from the debris of the terrorist attacks “affected the slowing of the conduction within the nerve,” said Dr. Marc Wilkenfeld, […]

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NY firefighter struggles with terminal cancer, 13 years after being at Ground Zero

Q13 Fox News New York, NY (WPIX) — “There is nobody that worked that pile that is not thinking in the back of their mind that the other shoe is going to fall and that you’re going to get sick.” For FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer, that other shoe fell more than four years ago. The […]

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9/11 responders with rare cancer denied insurance coverage

Stephanie Smith, CNN John Meyers remembers standing at ground zero, feeling like a small speck amid mountains of debris. “Everything was pulverized,” said Meyers, a former New York police officer and first-responder who provided security after the September 11 terror attacks. “It was nothing but dust.” For 20 days, during 14-hour shifts, Meyers breathed in countless […]

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