National report – elevated amount of 9/11 first responders diagnosed with leukemia

A new study has shown that leukemia rates are higher among those who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center than in the general population. An account of the study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Spectrum.

This is no surprise to the September 11th community, who have seen abnormal rates of blood cancers among those exposed to World Trade Center toxins for years.

Dr. Jacqueline Moline is one of the writers of the study. She attributes the rise in leukemia to benzene, a chemical in jet fuel. She told Long Island News 12 that she expects more forms of cancer will be added to the WTC Health Registry.

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