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First Firefighters to Arrive at World Trade Center on 9/11 Have a Far Higher Risk of Heart Disease

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A study of almost 10,000 firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center on September 11 has found those exposed to the dust which emerged from the destroyed buildings were more likely to develop heart problems. As the World Trade Center Collapsed on 9/11, it created a huge cloud of dust. First responders, including firefighters, had to contend with the debris. Past studies on Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) firefighters linked the conditions at the site to long-lasting issues including obstructive airway disease, sinus problems, as well as mental difficulties like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). More.

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