Friday, September 9, 2011

9/11 Cancer Link

The Fire Department of New York City has carried out some research that proves that the fire fighters who were involved in the rescue efforts of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, have a higher risk of developing cancer.
The findings of this research will be published in the medical journal “the Lancet”. This research argues that the exposure to toxic debris causes an increase in cancer risk as well as developing other ailments such as asthma. Ten years after the infamous attacks the number of members of the fire and police departments who have died from cancer surpasses the death toll of those who perished on the day of the attacks.
Quite shockingly the US government does not recognize this association and as a result does not provide healthcare cover to the cancer patients who risked their lives ten years ago. This situation is likely to spark controversy on the 10th year anniversary of the attacks.

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