April 24, 2013
Mount Sinai Hospital’s World Trade Center Health Program has analyzed data from close to 21,000 participants in the WTC Health Program from 2001 to 2008.
That study revealed that cancer among 9/11 first responders is 15 percent higher than among people who were not exposed to the toxins at Ground Zero.
Dr. Philip Landrigan said researchers saw an increase in brain, prostate, and blood cancers (leukemia and lymphoma). He said first responders got these cancers within seven years of being exposed to the toxins at Ground Zero.