Toxic Soup Takes Its Toll on 9/11 Firefighters

Abby Zimet

Unsurprisingly, firefighters who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks are 19% more likely to develop cancer than their unexposed colleagues, says a new study by New York's Fire Department published in The Lancet. Appallingly, cancer is not on the list of illnessess covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. What the?! Shame, unending, on those in power here.


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