Study finds increased risk of PF among World Trade Center responders

A new study, entitled Pulmonary Fibrosis among World Trade Center Responders: Results from the WTC Health Registry Cohort was recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, reports Santiago Gisler in Pulmonary Fibrosis News.

The study establishes a link between exposure to World Trade Center toxins and an increased risk of pulmonary fibrosis among rescue and recovery workers.

Heavy metals, including silica, titanium, silica, asbestos, and wood, were all among the toxins at the site of the World Trade Center, and are known to cause PF.

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