Asthma Linked To Ground Zero Pollution

A study finds that the condition of children with asthma living near the World Trade Center was worsened by the 9/11 attack.
March 13, 2004, 11am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"'These findings support our hypothesis that asthma severity worsened in the months after Sept., 11 2001,' the authors wrote.After the attacks, dust and fumes in lower Manhattan included fine particulate matter as well as calcium sulfate and calcium carbonate, which irritate the upper airways.Many emergency workers developed chronic respiratory disease."

Thanks to Diane Dreyfus

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Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 in Newsday
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