No Link Between Cancer and 9/11 Debris

    The 9/11 Memorial can be seen from the 90th story of One World Trade Center in New York, April 30, 2012.   New York's skyline got a new king April 30, 2012 after the still unfinished World Trade Center tower, built to replace the destroyed Twin Towers, crept above the venerable Empire State Building.  AFP PHOTO / Pool / Lucas JACKSON        (Photo credit should read LUCAS JACKSON/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Well this may complicate things. A New York City health-department study, released Tuesday, has found “no clear link” between cancer and 9/11 debris. The report, to be published in Wednesday’s issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association comes only months after the federal government added 58 different types of cancer to the list of illnesses covered by the $4.3 billion World Trade Center Fund. The study looked at over 55,000 people—including rescue-and-recovery workers—subject to the dust, debris, and fumes released by the wreckage of the falling towers, and claims to find no link to increased cancer rates. The World Trade Center Fund has not yet begun making payments. 

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