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World Trade Center dust blamed for respiratory illnesses

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1188

In the early aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, some firefighters developed upper respiratory symptoms, which later became known as “World Trade Center cough.” The cough was associated with clinically important loss of lung function, and it …

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