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September 11 leaves legacy of chronic ill health among US emergency medical workers

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2032 (Published 17 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2032
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 have left a legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical workers who attended the scene, a study reported in Occupational and Environmental Medicine has shown.1

The researchers, all from health services around New York City, found that those who arrived in the immediate aftermath of the attacks were most at risk of physical and mental ailments. Previous research has looked at the health effects of the disaster on firefighters and …

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