9/11 and Lymphoma Links?

As if being involved in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centers wasn't horrific enough, it's now appearing as if people present at the WTC on that world-changing day have higher than normal rates of lymphatic and blood cancers.

While New York city's health commissioner has said there is no evidence linking dust exposure to cancer, the Medical Monitoring Program reports a "handful of cases of multiple myeloma in very young individuals." They add, "multiple myeloma is a condition that ... almost aways presents later in life."

However, because the disease may take years to develop in some individuals, proof of a correlation most likely won't emerge for decades. This is all in addition to the confirmed respiratory illnesses found in 70% of the nearly 40,000 Ground Zero workers.

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