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WTC Health Program Director: Half Of 9/11 Firefighters Have Lung Issues

Posted 6/14/19

According to a leading World Trade Center medical expert, there could be as many as 20,000 more cancers as a consequence of exposures to the contaminants that were released by the collapse of the Twin Towers and fires that burned for months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She also said more than 50 percent of the Firefighters who logged time at the site have a "persistent respiratory condition." 

Those disclosures were made by Dr. Jacqueline Moline, director of the Northwell Health Queens World Trade Center Health Program at the June 11 House committee hearing in Washington D.C. on reauthorizing the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.

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