Ohio State researcher studying impact dust from 9/11 had on first responders

  • Source: WEWS-TV ABC 5 Cleveland
  • Published: 09/14/2020 12:00 AM

Cleveland Fire Fighters Union President Tim Lally and the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters hopes a new study on dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center attack will provide some answers for those still suffering 19 years later. The study, which started on Sept. 1, is being conducted by Dr. Loren Wold, Assistant Dean of biological research at The Ohio State College of Nursing, and Dr. Mitchell Cohen at New York University. Dr. Wold said his team is exposing lab rats to re-aerosolized dust from the World Trade Center collapse, hoping it will lead to treatments for thousands of first responders who are now suffering from heart and lung disease, as well as symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. “We want to help to determine some of the long term effects, and how we can help them therapeutically," Dr. Wold said.


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