9/11 anniversary: Thousands of firefighters have long-term illnesses 20 years after attack
CA, 09 Sep 2021
Twenty years after the terror attacks on September 11, more than two-thirds of firefighters and EMTs who responded to the World Trade Center that day have developed long-term illnesses, according to a recent report from the City of New York.
Nearly 16 thousand FDNY members were exposed to dust, particulates, noxious gases, chemicals and fibres during the rescue and recovery effort.
More than 11 thousand have now been diagnosed with a long-term condition, ranging from PTSD, to asthma and cancer.
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