Study connects liver disease risks to rescue workers who helped at 9/11 attack in N.Y.

A new study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine links the liver disease hepatic steatosis to the World Trade Center site, with workers who arrived on the day of September 11, 2001 more likely to contract it than those who arrived later, reports Erin Blakemore for the Washington Post. 

“Now that we have this link, the next step is to understand why or how the toxic dust actually causes liver damage,” said one of the study’s authors Artit Jirapatnakul of Icahn Mount Sinai.

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