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Researchers Conclude 9/11 WTC Exposure Can Cause Dementia

Posted 7/30/20

The 9/11 World Trade Center first-responders who worked at the site searching first for survivors and then for remains have an elevated risk of developing dementia and changes to their blood chemistry similar to that of Alzheimer's patients, according to a pair of medical studies by Stony Brook University researchers.

The research also found that some WTC responders suffering from post-traumatic-stress-disorder and mild cognitive impairment saw protein changes in their blood consistent with that found in Alzheimer's patients.

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