Lung Disease News 8/2/17 – 9/11 Survivors More Prone to Heart & Lung Diseases

NYC Survivors of 9/11 Attack at Higher Risk for Chronic Heart, Lung Diseases, Study Shows

NYC Survivors of 9/11 Attack at Higher Risk for Chronic Heart, Lung Diseases, Study Shows

Nearly 16 years after terrorists destroyed New York’s World Trade Center, people who were exposed to high concentrations of hazardous materials and dust clouds still face significantly higher rates of chronic diseases, including heart and respiratory illnesses, finds an epidemiological study of 9/11 survivors.

The study, “Injury, intense dust exposure, and chronic disease among survivors of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,” appeared in the journal Injury Epidemiology.

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