Terror Is Stalking NY Cops Who Worked on 9/11/01… What’s Behind This?
Although it has been more than 14 years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, New York City police officers are now experiencing a new form terror: Cancer.
In a landmark study conducted by the Weill-Cornell Medical College, Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Medical Center and NYPD staff, the findings indicate that NYPD officers who worked at Ground Zero after 9/11 have 50 percent more cancer diagnoses than in previous years.
Of the 870 officers with cancer, 56 percent were at Ground Zero and exposed to the toxic debris cloud within 24 hours of the attacks, while 81 percent served in some capacity there later.
The study also showed dramatic increases in four rare types of cancer. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma increased nearly 50 percent and thyroid cancer doubled. Kidney cancer and malignant brain tumors tripled.
Though it can be speculated that exposure to the toxic debris at Ground Zero is behind the spike in cancers, researchers in the study indicated the exact cause is still not clear.