NYU study sheds light on why only some 9/11 firefighters developed lung disease

A new NYU School of Medicine study of firefighters exposed to World Trade Center toxins attempts to predict why some of them now have lung disease and some do not.

“Some people get sick and some don’t, so what makes you different from that person who did not get sick is an important concept,” researcher Anna Nolan told Metro’s Kristin Toussaint. “Most of us [researchers] are trying to identify people at risk so when exposure happens, we can treat them differently or treat them earlier.”

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