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    Senators Introduce 9/11 Health Act

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    6/24/2009

    A bill is being introduced in the United States Senate to help all those living with September 11th-related health problems.

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is the first comprehensive 9/11 health bill to ever be introduced in the Senate.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and senators from New York and New Jersey are among those in Washington for the event.

    The legislation would cover medical monitoring and treatment for first responders, area residents, workers, and many others who are sick from exposure to toxins at the World Trade Center site.

    The bill is named after former Detective James Zadroga who was a rescue worker after the attacks. Zadroga was one of the first police officers whose death was blamed on illnesses from dust at the site.

    A similar measure was introduced in the House of Representatives in 2007.
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    Senators seek health care for sick 9/11 workers

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    By KIMBERLY HEFLING – 15 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York and New Jersey lawmakers are asking Congress to provide $12 billion in long-term medical care and monitoring to thousands of Sept. 11 workers who became sick after being exposed to toxic dust and debris at the World Trade Center site.

    The bill, introduced Wednesday in the Senate, would reopen until 2031 a compensation fund for those who became ill after a 2003 deadline. It also would expand research of their illnesses and extend medical care to ailing workers who live outside of New York.

    "We have an undeniable, moral obligation to provide them with health and treatment they deserve," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., at a Capitol Hill news conference attended by Sept. 11 workers and other New York and New Jersey lawmakers.

    Nearly 16,000 responders and 2,700 community members are sick and receiving treatment, Gillibrand said.

    Similar legislation failed last year, partly because New York City officials objected to paying a share of the costs. Under the senators' plan, the cost to New York would not exceed $250 million over a decade, which is half of what it would have paid over that period under legislation that was rejected last year.

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who attended the press conference, said he supports the legislation, but still has concerns about the cost to the city.

    "This is an attack against the entire country," Bloomberg said. "I think it's a national problem."

    Other legislation has been proposed in the House. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said she's confident it will be passed by the upcoming eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    The bill was named for James Zadroga, a retired city detective who became ill after working hundreds of hours at ground zero. Zadroga, who died of lung disease at 34 in 2006, was declared killed in the line of duty by the NYPD. But the city medical examiner's office ruled that Zadroga's abuse of prescription drugs exacerbated his lung disease and declined to list him as an official Sept. 11 victim.
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    Detective’s Name on New 9/11 Health Bill

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/ny...l?ref=nyregion

    By LIBBY NELSON
    Published: June 24, 2009

    Detective James Zadroga, called in 2006 the first rescuer to die from inhaling dust at ground zero, became a posthumous source of controversy when the city’s medical examiner concluded that his death was not directly related to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Now Detective Zadroga’s name has cropped up again, this time attached to a bill in the Senate that would establish long-term monitoring and health care for those affected by exposure to the World Trade Center site.

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, introduced by the New York and New Jersey Senate delegations on Wednesday, would establish a monitoring and treatment program, including mental health services, for first responders and New Yorkers exposed to the dust. It would also reopen the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund that Congress established after the attack, while limiting liability for the city and trade center contractors in previously resolved or pending claims.

    The bill has no cost estimate yet. A similar bill introduced in the House of Representatives in February would cost $12 billion, said the latest bill’s main sponsor, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Democrat of New York.

    The House bill, which also bears Detective Zadroga’s name, is currently in committee. Meanwhile, questions linger as to whether he was a Sept. 11 victim.

    Detective Zadroga, 34, worked on the rescue and recovery efforts at ground zero for about three weeks after the Sept. 11 attack. Later, his family said, he began experiencing flulike symptoms and difficulty breathing — common symptoms in first responders that doctors called the “World Trade Center cough.” He died in January 2006 at his parents’ home in Ocean County, N.J.

    In April 2006, a report on an autopsy by the Ocean County medical examiner’s office concluded that Detective Zadroga’s death was a direct result of his rescue activities at the trade center site. As a result, for 18 months he was widely cited as the first to die from inhaling dust and particles at ground zero.

    But that judgment was called into question in October 2007, when the New York medical examiner concluded that Detective Zadroga’s death was not caused by toxic trade center dust at all. Instead, the medical examiner, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, said it was a result of injecting ground-up prescription drugs. At the time, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg cited the finding as an example of unpopular science and said Detective Zadroga was “not a hero” — remarks he later retracted, with an apology to the family. The mayor and the police commissioner added Detective Zadroga’s name to the Wall of Heroes at 1 Police Plaza last year.

    “We don’t name the bills,” said Jason Post, a spokesman for the mayor, when asked if the city supported naming a Sept. 11 victims’ bill for Detective Zadroga.

    At a news conference on Wednesday, Mr. Bloomberg said Detective Zadroga “was a police officer who did what we asked him to do, and you can’t walk away from that,” according to a transcript provided by the city.

    Ms. Gillibrand said she believed Detective Zadroga died of Sept. 11-related causes, a conclusion her spokesman said she drew from the initial autopsy.

    “His lungs looked like the lungs of an 80-year-old person,” she said. “Whatever the immediate cause of death, the fundamental cause of death was his grave respiratory illness, based on all the reports that I’ve read.”

    Detective Zadroga’s father, Joseph Zadroga, said he was pleased the bill was named after his son. “It’s an important issue because of the first responders,” he said. “They’re not getting the proper care that they should be getting.”

    This is not the first bill named for the detective. A previous House bill, introduced in 2007, never came to a vote.
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    Health guide for 9/11 kids is released, with one doctor critical

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    By Julie Shapiro
    7/10/2009

    The city’s new description of how 9/11 affected children downplays the serious health risks those children could face, one doctor says.

    Dr. David Carpenter initially worked with the city to draft the document, which is designed to help pediatricians treat children who were exposed to toxins released with the destruction of the World Trade Center. But Carpenter said the city rejected many of his suggestions, and before the city released the health guidelines last week, Carpenter removed his name from the list of authors.

    “The guidelines were continually watered down,” said Carpenter, the director of the University at Albany’s Institute for Health and the Environment. “They were minimizing and trivializing things we felt were extremely important.”

    In particular, Carpenter wanted to highlight the cognitive problems children could face after breathing in the cocktail of chemicals suspended in the air after 9/11. Those substances, including lead and P.C.B.s, have well-documented effects on children’s development, Carpenter said.

    But while the report lists the potential health effects of those chemicals in a table, a footnote downplays the evidence, saying the impact of exposure for children is unknown. Other sections of the report, which talk about prenatal risks and the reasons children are particularly vulnerable to toxins, use qualifiers like “may.”

    Carpenter agrees with the city that far too few studies have been done on children exposed to toxins on 9/11, which is part of why it took the city until now to complete the guidelines. But since doctors know which chemicals were in the air, and the cognitive effect those chemicals have had in other contexts, it isn’t much of a leap to extrapolate that those effects could be present in Lower Manhattan children, Carpenter said.

    Instead, the city’s guidelines devote most attention to respiratory illnesses, a well-documented effect of exposure. Behavioral effects, like difficulty concentrating and poor school performance, are listed in the mental health section.

    “The city Health Dept. wanted to downplay what are very real concerns and issues around environmental exposures and pass off any effect as being psychological, as opposed to physical,” Carpenter said. “You can pass anything off as psychological. It’s just an easy out.”

    Lorna Thorpe, deputy commissioner of epidemiology at the Health Dept., said the city’s goal is to raise awareness of potential health risks, but the city does not want to overstate what is known and cause alarm, Thorpe said.

    “It’s a challenge,” Thorpe said of balancing the two concerns. She added, “I don’t think we’re downplaying the potential for neurological impacts.”

    Thorpe pointed out that all of the potential health effects Carpenter mentioned are listed in the report. Thorpe added that the doctors who worked on the pediatric guidelines had a range of opinions about how to convey the information, and some disagreed with Carpenter.

    Dr. Pauline Thomas, a pediatrician who worked on the report, said it fairly represents what is known.

    “It’s a question of evidence,” said Thomas, who did a study showing that children exposed to the dust cloud on 9/11 were more likely to have asthma.

    The neurological impact of exposure is less certain, so it makes sense that respiratory effects received more attention in the report, Thomas said.

    The community has long been pushing for the city to release the pediatric guidelines.

    “It’s terrific that they’re finally available,” said Catherine McVay Hughes, chairperson of Community Board 1’s World Trade Center Committee. “It’s unfortunate that it’s taken eight years…but at least the children haven’t been forgotten.”

    The city previously released two versions of guidelines for the treatment of adults.

    Hughes said that while the pediatric guidelines might not be as comprehensive as some had hoped, they still contain important information that parents and doctors should know. Hughes led the community board in passing two resolutions calling for the city to consult Carpenter, who specializes in children’s environmental health issues, when drafting the guidelines.

    The pediatric guidelines represent a major step forward in terms of the city acknowledging 9/11’s impact, said Kimberly Flynn, head of 9/11 Environmental Action.

    Shortly after 9/11, the Health Dept. released a bulletin saying pregnant women and young children returning to their dust-covered homes did not have to take any extra precautions. The new guidelines describe for the first time the extra risks those two groups faced, Flynn said, even though the language is not as definite as she and Carpenter would have liked.

    The 14-page guidelines provide doctors with physical and mental symptoms to look for, including difficulty breathing, chronic coughing, aggressive behavior, new fears and extreme dependency. The guidelines also include questions for doctors to ask parents and children and information on referring patients to Bellevue Hospital for more in-depth treatment. The city has posted the guidelines online (nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/chi/chi28-4.pdf) and mailed them to more than 30,000 city physicians.

    Bellevue hosts the city’s W.T.C. Environmental Health Center, which opened a pediatric clinic at the end of 2007. The clinic now serves about 50 children and has expanded its staff recently with a pediatric pulmonologist and a developmental pediatrician. Dr. Joan Reibman, the W.T.C. center’s medical director, hopes that the new pediatric guidelines will raise awareness about the center’s program for children, which offers care for no out-of-pocket cost.

    Reibman also helped the city draft the guidelines, and like Carpenter, she had some concerns about the details, though she declined to go into specifics. But she did not remove her name from the final version of the report.

    “We think it’s very important that the guidelines do come out,” she said. “They were collaborative — everyone compromised to some extent…. One could always make things better or more perfect.”

    Thorpe, the deputy Health commissioner, said the city could revise the guidelines as more information becomes available about the impact of 9/11 on children. The city is now reviewing data from a follow-up survey of children who are part of the W.T.C. Health Registry, and Thorpe hopes to publish conclusions soon.
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    Honoring 9-11 hero

    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news...ring_9_11_hero

    SHAY HARRIS
    Published : Friday, 10 Jul 2009, 12:37 AM EDT

    PORT ORANGE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Anthony Incarbone was known around Port Orange for his ability to stretch a person’s body beyond their imagination. He turned a group of health conscious people into spiritually-mindful yoga students.

    “That was just the type of person he was,” said friend Karen Leone. “Very giving and just committed.”

    Leone credits Incarbone with helping her turn her life around after battling anxiety. Six months ago, Incarbone died from cancer. Leone and friends believe the retired fireman died from exposure to toxic dust after joining fellow firefighters in New York at the Twin Towers, immediately after the September 11th attacks.

    “He lost fellow firefighters, and I think he felt it was just something he had to do. I think even if he knew what was going to happen to him, he would do it again,” she said.

    He spent three months helping others at “ground zero” and eight years later, he died from lung cancer. He left behind a wife and four children.

    “With his death, his pension also died, so they're not getting any financial support that they were getting before from his retirement. That's left them in a bit of a bind,” Leone added, which is why she and others are raising money in his honor.

    “They can make donations for our silent raffles, or they can take the class. We're going to do a three set yoga class like a yoga marathon,” said Leone. “To me, and I think to everyone who knew him, he died because of a terrorist attack on this country, which makes him a hero.”

    The event will be held September 18 -- what would have been Anthony Incarbone’s birthday --at Bikram yoga studio in New Smyrna beach at 4 p.m.
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    GOP Disses 9/11 Responders

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dc/...esponders.html

    July 28, 2009

    WASHINGTON — First responders from 9/11 can accept if Republicans don’t vote for a bill to help ailing Ground Zero workers, but they say rudeness is another matter.

    Several victims of the terror attacks who have become advocates on behalf of other ill responders say they were treated poorly when they called some Capitol Hill Republicans in hopes of getting them to back a measure coming up for a committee vote Wednesday.

    “One office said, ‘Why do you people keep calling us? Leave us alone,’” said Charlie Giles, 41, from Barnegat, N.J. “‘You people?’ That is a disgrace from a congressman’s office.”

    Giles, a Republican, said his rounds of calls — and GOP opposition to a bill to reopen the Sept. 11 Victims’ Compensation Fund — left him so angry he’s ready to denounce his party when he and other responders take a bus to the Capitol Wednesday.

    “I’ll bring my Republican card, and show it to them,” he said. “If I have to tear it into a million pieces in front of them, I will.”

    Giles, who was an EMT on Sept. 11, 2001, singled out the offices of Reps. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) and Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.), as did other angry responders. They said their reactions from other members of the GOP was better.

    Spokespeople for both congressmen said they were not aware of any problems with callers, and insisted they provide unfailingly polite and helpful service.

    In one instance, a spokesperson for Forbes thought an intern may have annoyed someone by offering to take their name and see if an appointment could be arranged.

    “If someone felt they were mistreated, we apologize,” said Rooney spokesman Jeff Ostermayer. “Our office treats everyone who calls with courtesy and respect.”

    Daily News calls to their offices were answered politely, but a worker in Rooney’s office said she couldn’t answer a question about the bill, and transferred the call to a Democratic committee office without saying that’s what she was doing.

    “They were just cold,” said Glen Klein, 50, a retired city detective, “like you’re interrupting their lunch or something like that.”

    Klein, of Centereach, L.I., spent nine months working at Ground Zero and is collecting Social Security disability.

    James O’Connell, 50, an ex-Army man who recently survived a suicide attempt he blames on his 9/11 suffering, said he couldn’t understand the reception he got.

    “They were at the very least, conduct unprofessional,” he said. “I don’t get politicians. I thought 9/11 was something that affected all Americans. I thought it was nonpartisan.

    “I’m just baffled by the conduct of all these people,” he said, adding that it wasn’t just about his treatment on the phone that bothers him.

    “There was such great unity in the country after 9/11 and I don’t understand why in 2009 people are dying and nobody cares,” he said.
    - Michael McAuliff

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dc/...#ixzz0Mbnmu1Hp
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    9/11 cloud sufferers develop asthma

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    8/5/2009

    Thousands of people exposed to choking dust after the destruction of the World Trade Centre twin towers in New York have developed asthma, a study has shown.

    They included rescue and recovery workers, neighbouring office staff and passers-by.

    A follow-up study of more than 46,000 people caught up in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, found one in 10 had been diagnosed with asthma five or six years after the disaster. None of these 4,600 individuals had a previous history of the disease.

    There was a strong association between exposure to the choking dust cloud generated by the collapse of the towers and asthma, the study found.

    In total, 39% of all those who developed asthma had been intensely exposed to the dust.

    The most affected group was 21,600 rescue and recovery workers and volunteers, 12.2% of whom became asthmatic.

    More than 8% of the next worst affected group - September 11 passers-by - suffered the disease.

    The study's authors, led by Dr Robert Brackbill, from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Jama): "These analyses confirm that intense dust cloud exposure was associated with new asthma diagnoses for each eligibility group, including the 1,913 passers-by who only had exposure to the area air and dust on September 11."

    Among rescue and recovery workers, asthma risk was highest for those attending the scene of the attacks on September 11. Risk diminished for individuals who started work at later dates.

    Asthma risk was also associated with damage to homes and offices. People who did not evacuate affected buildings had higher rates of asthma than those who did.
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    9/11 still causing new health problems

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    By Emma Woollacott
    Wednesday, August 05, 2009 06:40

    New York - Intense, prolonged exposure to the World Trade Center attack is causing new health problems years later, according to researchers.

    Robert M Brackbill of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Columbia University examined the incidence of two of the most commonly reported health outcomes: asthma and symptoms indicative of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among adults five to six years after the attack. They used data from the World Trade Center Health Registry, the largest post-disaster exposure registry in US history.

    The researchers found that, overall, 10.2 percent of people with no prior history of asthma suffered from it afterwards. Thirty-nine percent of all respondents reporting postevent diagnoses of asthma also reported intense dust cloud exposure.

    "These analyses confirm that intense dust cloud exposure was associated with new asthma diagnoses for each eligibility group, including the 1,913 passersby who only had exposure to the area air and dust on September 11," the authors write.

    Of the adults without a PTSD diagnosis before September 11, 23.8 percent screened positive for symptoms. At the five-year follow-up, the prevalence increased in every group. Passersby had the highest levels of symptoms, at 23.2 percent, while residents had the lowest at 16.3 percent. Rescue/recovery workers were most likely to suffer from late-onset symptoms.

    The researchers said that, applying reported outcome rates from the follow-up survey results to the approximately 409,000 potentially exposed persons, roughly 25,500 adults are estimated to have experienced post-event asthma and 61,000 are estimated to have experienced symptoms indicative of probable PTSD.

    "Our findings confirm that, after a terrorist attack, mental health conditions can persist if not identified and adequately treated and that a substantial number of exposed persons may develop late-onset symptoms. Our study highlights the need for surveillance, outreach, treatment, and evaluation of efforts for many years following a disaster to prevent and mitigate health consequences," the authors conclude.

    Details are published in JAMA.
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    Support for Those Affected by World Trade Center 9/11 Attacks

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    by Andy Germak / Mental Health Association of Morris County
    Wednesday August 05, 2009, 10:55 AM

    The Journal of the American Medical Association just released a study, "Asthma and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms 5 to 6 Years Following Exposure to the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack," concluding that the number of people reporting PTSD symptoms has increased over time - even 5 to 6 years after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

    It is now almost 8 years since the 9/11 attacks and some people are still dealing with related symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms or know someone who is, The Mental Health Association of Morris County is available to help. I encourage you to contact us if you need help: 973-334-3496, Ext. 111 or email us at MHAMC@aol.com.

    Following the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks, the Mental Health Association of Morris County took a lead role in developing Project Morris Nine Eleven, a communitywide collaborative effort to meet the needs to the victims and their families in Morris County. Though outreach and family support, we were able to provide and arrange for counseling, financial assistance, and employment assistance to restore the health and wellbeing of the affected residents of our community.

    Today, the Mental Health Association of Morris County continues to play a significant role in disaster response. We work closely with the Office of Emergency Management and the Human Services Response Network in our county. We also maintain a database of mental health professionals who are specially trained in disaster response. In addition, we host quarterly meetings of the Morris County Private Practitioners Network, to help build the roster of disaster responders and educate mental health professionals who are in private practice about community resources.
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    Dust exposure after 9/11 linked to high asthma rates

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/05...posure.asthma/

    8/5/2009

    About 1 in 7, or 13.5 percent of adults who encountered intense dust clouds after the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11 were later found to have asthma, compared with just 8.4 percent who had no dust cloud exposure, researchers in Atlanta and New York City reported on Tuesday.

    Among rescue workers, the asthma risk was highest for those who worked on the pile on September 11.

    Likewise, among various groups of people connected to the Twin Tower collapse, rescue and recovery workers were more likely to have a diagnosis of asthma (12.2 percent) than passers-by (8.4 percent).

    The results are from a survey, conducted from November 2006 through December 2007, to assess the health status of more than 46,000 adults five to six years after the disaster. Health.com: Bad air day? Here's how to survive

    That such a horrific event left lasting physical and emotional scars is, perhaps, no great surprise. Among adults with no prior diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 23.8 percent have reported symptoms after September 11, and the prevalence of symptoms has increased over time, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    The mental health effects, which can be debilitating and often chronic, "seem to be the largest health problem coming out of 9/11" says Lorna Thorpe, Ph.D., the deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Division of Epidemiology and one of the coauthors of the study. "But immediately after the 9/11 event, I don't think there was a clear understanding of what the physical impacts would be." Health.com: Is your child's asthma under control? Take this test

    People in the vicinity of the collapse had "the potential to inhale huge amounts of particulate matter," observes Joan Reibman, M.D., an associate professor of medicine and environmental medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and the director of the school's Bellevue Asthma Center, who was not involved in the study. "We think that could act as a real irritant to the airways."

    Some 23 million Americans have asthma, a lung condition that causes airway swelling and inflammation. People with asthma may experience repeated bouts of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest.

    Anthony M. Szema, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine and surgery and the head of the allergy diagnostic unit at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, has studied the effects of the World Trade Center collapse on children living in Manhattan's Chinatown. His team's most recent study, accepted for publication in Allergy & Asthma Proceedings, will show that the rate of asthma at the closest elementary school to the World Trade Center (29 percent) is high compared with the rate of asthma in children in the general population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9.3 percent of U.S. children have asthma.

    "[The new study] is entirely congruous with our findings," he says. Health.com: As a new mom, I struggled with my daughter's chronic cough

    The CDC's Robert M. Brackbill, Ph.D., M.P.H., led the team of New York City and Columbia University researchers whose study examined the longer-term health impact of exposure to Ground Zero and its varying effect across groups of people.

    The analysis is based on data from the World Trade Center Health Registry, described as the largest post-disaster-exposure registry in U.S. history. More than 71,000 rescue and recovery workers, lower Manhattan office workers, nearby residents, and passers-by enrolled in the registry.

    Participants were interviewed from September 2003 through November 2004 to record their exposure to the disaster and document their pre- and post-event health status, and again in 2006-2007. Health.com: Diabetes plus stress can equal high blood sugar

    For each group followed, intense exposure to the dust plume was associated with new asthma diagnoses. Among rescue and recovery workers, for example, the asthma risk was highest for those who worked on the pile on September 11. The risk diminished with later start dates.

    However, even downtown office workers and lower Manhattan residents were affected. Among these people, the risk of asthma was highest if there was a heavy coating of dust in their home or office, compared with no such damage.

    "It shows that people who had heavy dust exposure in the initial period, that this was a risk to developing asthma but not the only risk," says Reibman, who also serves as the director of New York City's World Trade Center Environmental Health Center, one of three centers dedicated to treating September 11-related conditions.

    Reibman says the new study is important because, in addition to corroborating previous studies, it should help people with September 11-related asthma realize that their symptoms are real. Health.com: Managing the highs and lows of manic depression

    "I think it helps us understand that there's a cause for many of these symptoms," she says. She encourages people to recognize their symptoms and seek a proper diagnosis and treatment.
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