Has 9/11 affected firefighters' long-term health?

Those who arrived first at the scene have been most affected by CVD, study reveals

The health impacts of 9/11 have been far reaching, with new data showing that the first firefighters on the scene that day have higher levels of CVD than colleagues who attended later.

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The World Trade Center site on September 12, 2001.

The finding comes from 16 years of follow-up data of nearly 10,000 male members of the Fire Department of the City of New York (average age 40), who were