The New York Times: Dr. Philip Landrigan Weighs In: “Scant Evidence to Link 9-11 to Cancer, U.S. Report Says”

New York, NY
 – July 27, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

There is not enough evidence yet to say whether the dust and smoke cloud produced by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center caused cancer, federal officials concluded in a report released on Tuesday. Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, head of a 9/11 treatment, monitoring and research program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, said Tuesday that the possibility of cancer in the responders increases as time goes by. Mount Sinai, he said, is tracking the rates of 60 different cancers, and will be feeding that information to the federal government. Dr. Landrigan said his researchers were looking especially hard at multiple myeloma, because they had already found eight cases — an unusually high number — in responders younger than 45. Learn more