WCBS-TV - "Study: 9-11 Responders Have Higher Cancer Risk"

 – April 22, 2013  –– 

A new study is bad news for those who responded to the attacks in New York City on 9/11. Among nearly 21,000 rescue and recovery workers, the overall cancer rate is 15 percent higher than the general population, according to the study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. This study covers just seven years after the Twin Towers fell. Study co-author Dr. Philip Landrigan said these results fall in line with other data. “We think it’s very striking that our study from Mount Sinai, the study from the firefighters, and the study from the city health department on the Manhattan residents are all finding roughly the same finding,” said Dr. Landrigan. Learn more