Some 9/11 Firefighters May Have Higher Heart Risks Now

Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks seem to have a modestly higher risk of developing heart problems than those who came later or stayed less.

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Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks seem to have a modestly higher risk of developing heart problems than those who came later or stayed less, doctors reported. The research might have implications for any efforts to expand the list of health problems eligible for payment from a victim compensation fund. The study has some big limitations and can’t prove that dust or anything…

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