Study: Kids who breathed in 9/11 dust now show signs of heart disease risk

A new study by scientists at NYU Langone Health has found that children who lived or went to school near the World Trade Center who were exposed to the toxins there face possible long-term health effects from their exposure reports Kristin Toussaint in Metro.

The study was published in the journal Environment International. Among the findings were that, among the more than 300 children studied, those exposed to the World Trade Center toxins now have higher levels of artery-hardening fats in their blood than unexposed people of the same age.

This study is the first one that suggests that the aftermath of the terrorist attacks pose long-term cardiovascular health risks to children exposed.

Study participants were found via the World Trade Center Health Registry. The researchers involved in the study hope to continue their work with further studies.

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