New Research on World Trade Center Workers Health

We all remember where we were on Sept. 11, 2001.  For most of us we were glued to our televisions and radios watching and listening to what had happened in New York City.  We watched as first responders and everyday people rushed to help those who had been injured.  Those faithful workers acted on instinct and were dedicated to do what they could to take action in the given situation.

Shortly after this tragic event, there were reports of new health issues the first responders were facing, some of which could not be reversed.

A new report that was released by the NYU School of Medicine says that workers and residents exposed to dust and fumes caused by the collapse of the World Trade Center frequently reported headaches years later.  This study involved 765 people, who of which never experienced headaches prior to this event.  Of those in the study, 55% reported having exposure to the initial World Trade Center dust cloud.

This study should not really surprise us, but what should be researched more is the long term effects to the exposure to the dust from this event.  Even though this tragic event happened almost 9 years ago, there is  still lots of work to be done to study the effects of the exposure to those who were in and around the buildings on this day.