February 7, 2012
A startling number of healthy, young New York City cops who responded to the 9/11 terror attacks have since been diagnosed with cancer, according to data obtained by the New York Post.
The statistics, which show nearly a tripling in the number of cops applying for cancer-related disability pensions post-9/11, are the first of their kind to become public and confirm the fears of at least 12,000 police officers who toiled amid the rubble at the toxic World Trade Center site.
There are 297 cops who were diagnosed with cancer after working at Ground Zero — and the average age was a shocking 44 at the time of diagnosis, according to the data from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA).
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm