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Extra cancers emerge in rescue and recovery workers at World Trade Center

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8647 (Published 28 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8647

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The 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York killed close to 3000 people. It also exposed thousands of others to a toxic plume of dust and debris containing known carcinogens. Researchers recently reported early signs that adults who helped rescue and recovery efforts that day …

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