New report to confirm Ground Zero dust causes cancer
(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – It's been a debate since the Sept. 11 attacks. Was the debris and the dust left behind toxic to the firefighters and recovery workers who sifted through the rubble for months?
A new study could change everything for first responders and residents suffering from cancer believed to be linked to the collapse of the Twin Towers, as well as people from our area who headed there to help.
According to an exclusive report by the New York Post, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is set to recognize toxic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center causes cancer.
This could impact potentially thousands of people by making them eligible for payouts from a multibillion-dollar World Trade Center health fund.
The article reports nearly 400 people who worked at Ground Zero have died from cancer as a result of that dust since 9/11.