Study: WTC dust caused first responders’ nerve damage

A new study published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has shown that exposure to the World Trade Center dust has caused peripheral neuropathy, a debilitating and painful nerve disorder, in a number of recovery workers, reports Delthia Ricks in Newsday.

The study was conducted by Dr. Marc Wilkenfeld at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, is the first one confirming the World Trade Center link to peripheral neuropathy.

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