Toxicology expert tells Canadian Occupational Safety that Ground Zero horror exposed first responders to substances now linked to neurological, cardiovascular issues

A new study has linked World Trade Center toxins to neurological and cardiovascular disease, reports Maia Foulis, for The Safety Magazine.

Michelle Hernandez, associate director of occupational toxicology with Merck & Co. has submitted the first pmanuscript documenting the effect of World Trade Center dust on the neurological system.

Of course, a critial issue in studying World Trade Center illness is that the dust was not a case of exposure to a single chemical, as the dust contained many different organic and inorganic compounds.

Hernandez also studied how large particles were forced deeply into lungs, leading to workers’ exposure to larger particles than was formerly thought possible.

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