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Health effects of 9/11 terror attacks continue to grow

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4979 (Published 15 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4979
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. The BMJ
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Some 15 years after the terrorist attack on New York on 11 September 2001, at least 1000 people, including many emergency responders, are known to have died from illnesses related to their exposure to toxic dust, and 37 000 people are officially recognised as sick.

In the next five years, the death toll from health problems related …

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