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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:18 PM

No Clear Link Between Cancer and 9/11 Debris, Study Finds

Source: NYT

Six months after the federal government added cancer to the list of sicknesses covered by the $4.3 billion World Trade Center fund, a New York City health department study has found no clear link between cancer and the dust, debris and fumes released by the burning wreckage of the twin towers.

The study was by far the largest to date. It examined 55,700 people, including rescue and recovery workers at the World Trade Center site, on barges or at the Staten Island landfill where debris was taken, in the nine months after Sept. 11, 2001, as well as residents of Lower Manhattan, students, workers and passers-by exposed on the day of the terrorist attacks.

Over all, there was no increase in the cancer rate of those studied compared with the rate of the general population, researchers concluded after looking at 23 cancers from 2003 to 2008. The prevalence of three cancers were significantly higher multiple myeloma, prostate and thyroid but only in rescue and recovery workers, and not in the rest of the exposed population.

And the researchers noted that those were very common cancers and that the number of people who received diagnoses of them was small. In one of many counterintuitive findings, the incidence of cancer was not higher among those who were more intensely exposed to the toxic substances than among those who were less exposed.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/nyregion/no-clear-link-between-cancer-and-9-11-debris-new-york-health-dept-study-finds.html?pagewanted=all

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alp227 Dec 2012 OP
Politicalboi Dec 2012 #1
pizzadave Dec 2012 #2
davsand Dec 2012 #3
olddad56 Dec 2012 #4
Javaman Dec 2012 #5

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:24 PM

1. Exposure to Asbestos is harmless

Is what they are trying to pull. People should sue Larry Silverstein, it was his asbestos in those buildings. And he didn't want to pay to have it removed. He had requested but denied 3 times to CD the towers. Oh but we're venturing into crazy talk.

Oil in the Gulf is safe, just ask BP.

And of course EVERYONE has insurance who lived near the towers to have gone and gotten a check up too. Including the homeless.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:59 PM

2. Kind of

think there is some substance with the 'crazy talk.' But I don't want to be that weird guy at work.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:47 PM

3. Is that a similar study to the ones that Big Tobacco used to cite?

You know--the ones that said there was no link to cancer and smoking?

Those would be the same ones that everybody "laughs" at now...






Laura

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:50 PM

4. nothing here, move along.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:25 AM

5. who do the insurance corps contribute to? nt

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