Navigation Links
Lung Problems Persist for 9/11 Responders
Date:2/5/2009

he toxic brew of 9/11 dust and smoke hurt the lungs of those who responded to the emergency.

Workers at the site reported cases of a signature "World Trade Center cough" and many said they suffered from such symptoms as itchy eyes and runny noses, even after the site cleanup ended in 2006.

The news is not all bad, however. Medication and other treatment could help those who were exposed, Moline said.

Dr. Norman Edelman, chief medical officer of the American Lung Association, said that researchers still need to figure out what comes next for those exposed to the pollution.

"We don't know what it means for future health so we must, as the authors suggest, continue to follow them," he said.

Research released in September by the New York City health department looked at a wide range of people exposed to the World Trade Center disaster, including nearby residents and commuters. Authors of that study estimated that more than 400,000 people were exposed to the disaster. An estimated 35,000 to 70,000 of them developed post-traumatic stress disorder, and 3,800 to 12,600 people developed asthma as a result.

More information

Find out more about the health of people exposed to the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center Health Registry.



SOURCES: Jacqueline Moline, M.D., director, World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program Clinical Center, New York City; and Norman Edelman, M.D., chief medical officer, American Lung Association, New York City; February 2009 Chest


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study confirms persistence of diversity problems in academic medicine
2. Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep
3. Sunshine vitamin link to cognitive problems in older people
4. Doctors of Indian origin unite to tackle global health problems - the creation of The first ever Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)
5. Kidney, Heart Problems May Be Linked
6. Impaired kidney function raises risk of heart problems in the elderly
7. Video: Supermodel Kim Alexis Joins Forces with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in a National PSA to Raise Awareness About Thyroid Problems
8. Telephone support after traffic accidents reduces problems and improves quality of life
9. Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems
10. Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems
11. Synthetic HDL: A new weapon to fight cholesterol problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Lung Problems Persist for 9/11 Responders
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic ... to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report. ... that affect how their genes work, and said these ... with raising the possibility of a simple diagnostic test ... the disease develops and suggest possible gene targets for ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The ... the recipients of the 2014-2016 Basic Research Fellowships and ... career scientists, the ABTA is seeding the field with ... change our understanding of the causes, effects, diagnosis and ... by a scientific committee based on the potential to ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... According to a new market ... Market (Applications: Cardiovascular, Gynecology, Pain Management, Oncology, Urology, ... - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends ... technologies market was valued at USD 4,698 million ... market worth USD 10,611 million in 2020 at ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Disability (CLD) has received a two-year, $600,000 grant ... the Health Resources and Services Administration to support ... at improving services for children and youth with ... project, CLD worked with an Autism Advisory Council ... resulting plan addresses priorities of increased awareness of ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Representatives with ... added Italy to its list of destinations for International ... for Recharge Retreats, explained that the company chose Italy ... destination for yoga teacher trainings since it's an easy ... journey for people traveling from all over Europe, UK, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease 2Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Awards New Research Grants to Best and Brightest Investigators 2Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Awards New Research Grants to Best and Brightest Investigators 3Health News:Global Ablation Technologies Market Expected to Reach USD 10.6 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Global Ablation Technologies Market Expected to Reach USD 10.6 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Global Ablation Technologies Market Expected to Reach USD 10.6 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Health News:Global Ablation Technologies Market Expected to Reach USD 10.6 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 5Health News:Recharge Retreats Adds Italy to Its International Yoga Teacher Trainings Destinations 2Health News:Recharge Retreats Adds Italy to Its International Yoga Teacher Trainings Destinations 3
... ,KO Cancer, with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, ... boxers,Felix "Tito" Trinidad and Roy Jones Jr. -- who will ... Jan. 19 -- have teamed with Susan G.,Komen for the ... activists, to help educate and raise awareness regarding the,deadly disease., ...
... diagnostic imaging, BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec. 21 ... efficiency of care reduced,medical expenses by $74 million ... introduced in February, reduced unnecessary,tests by more than ... from the American College of Radiology to confirm ...
... BROOK, Ill. December 21, 2007 The ... for the role of endoscopy in treating dyspepsia, discomfort ... a fourth of the population in Western countries. ... instrument to evaluate the inside of the esophagus, stomach ...
... for 2007, CONCORD, Ontario, Dec. 21 ... ,OTG, ,the Company,), a,leading multi- industry computer hardware, ... received an order for 100TB SAN dedicated,to pioneering ... oncology hospitals. The EqualLogic iSCSI SAN order is ...
... HLS ) announced today that its Board of Directors ... on its 6.5%,Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, payable ... 2, 2008., About HealthSouth, HealthSouth is the ... states across the country and in,Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves ...
... by Dr. Steve Bailey, an internationally recognized sports historian, ... the beginnings, achievements and events that shaped the Paralympic ... Movement and other able-bodied sports. , In addition ... First establishes key players in administration and sports politics, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Don King Enlists Prizefighters Felix 'Tito' Trinidad and Roy Jones Jr. to Strike a Blow against Breast Cancer 2Health News:Don King Enlists Prizefighters Felix 'Tito' Trinidad and Roy Jones Jr. to Strike a Blow against Breast Cancer 3Health News:HealthPartners Reports 2007 Most Cost Effective Programs Reduce Expenses by $74 Million 2Health News:ASGE offers guidelines on endoscopic treatment of dyspepsia 2Health News:ASGE offers guidelines on endoscopic treatment of dyspepsia 3Health News:On The Go Ships 100TB Hardware Order for Ground-Breaking Cancer Imaging and Therapy Projects 2Health News:On The Go Ships 100TB Hardware Order for Ground-Breaking Cancer Imaging and Therapy Projects 3Health News:HealthSouth Declares Dividend on 6.5% Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock 2Health News:First reputable book on the history of the Paralympic Movement 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA ), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical ... of the Company,s 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on ... The required quorum, a majority of the common shares outstanding, was ... following proposals:  , The re-election of Weidong Yin ... Kenneth Lee and Meng Mei as the Company,s ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... YORK and LONDON , Aug. 27, ... research solutions, MarketResearch.com is pleased to announce the ... Medical Devices Knowledge Center. The Medical ... the latest market research in the healthcare industry. ... reports from industry expert, Kalorama Information, published from ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... -- Intelomed is pleased to announce that Mary ... the Vice President of Clinical Affairs. With over 30 ... industry, Kay,s experience in taking medical technology and associated ... global expansion, is a valuable addition to the Intelomed ... our team, and I am confident her focused and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sinovac Announces Results of 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2MarketResearch.com: New Medical Devices Research Reports Added to Kalorama Information Knowledge Center 2MarketResearch.com: New Medical Devices Research Reports Added to Kalorama Information Knowledge Center 3Mary Kay Deck joins Intelomed as Vice President of Clinical Affairs 2
IDS Rapid NF Plus, a microbial identification system....
The Cogent Microbial Luminescence System (MLS) is a superior Rapid microbial detection system for UHT product screening combining proven technology of ATP-bioluminescence with unsurpassed hardware in...
Bax detection system is a fast and accurate test for screening food and environmental samples by breaking them down to genetic level, using the power of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect ...
A versatile plate washer and/or dispenser that aspirates from the top down without immersing the aspirating tubes in the well, ensuring overflow protection. 5 programmable protocols....
Medicine Products: