Doctors, 9/11 Responders Call for Covering Neuropathy under Zadroga Act

A study at Long Island’s Winthrop University Hospital found that recovery workers who spent time at the World Trade Center site during the recovery efforts have a rate of neuropathy that is nearly 15 times higher than normal, and want neuropathy added to the list of covered conditions under the Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, reported CBS NY on January 14, 2016.

“We were able to get a hold of some of the World Trade Center dust and do an experiment; a direct application of the dust to animal nerves,” Dr. Marc Wilkenfeld told 1010 WINS. “And we found that it effected nerve transmission, which went along with the patients’ symptoms that we were seeing.”

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