Report: More than 70% of New York City firefighters in 9/11 response diagnosed with related health conditions

  • Source: WNBC-TV NBC 4 New York
  • Published: 09/01/2021 12:00 AM

More than 70% of New York City firefighters who responded to scenes following Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks have been diagnosed with 9/11 related physical or mental health conditions, according to a new report. The FDNY's report on the health impacts of rescue and recovery workers found that more than 11,300 members have been confirmed with at least one health condition covered by the World Trade Center Health Program, including asthma, cancers post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse disorder. According to the FDNY, 343 of its members died and nearly 16,000 members responded to the tragic events that day nearly two decades ago, as well as in the following 10 months in the recovery effort. Out of all the related health problems, more than 3,000 firefighters were diagnosed with at least one cancer, the report said.


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