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Research Shows that Exposure to 9/11 Toxic Dust Cloud May have Caused Pregnancy Complications, Parker Waichman LLP Comments
Date:9/3/2014

Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Parker Waichman LLP, a national personal injury law firm that has spent many years fighting to ensure that the heroes of 9/11 are never forgotten, comments on new research by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) showing that exposure to toxic dust caused by the attacks increased the risk of pregnancy complications. The study, which has not been peer-reviewed, was released in August by Janet Currie and Hannes Schwandt of Princeton University. “We show that residence in the affected area increased prematurity, low birth weight, and admission to the NICU after birth, especially for boys,” the authors state in a summary of their paper.

According to a Time article published on August 13, 2014, the enormous dust cloud resulting from the 9/11 terrorist attacks contained asbestos, cement, gypsum, glass fibers, lead, and other metals; the cloud created a highly toxic environmental health hazard. Studies show that the dust caused medical problems such as asthma and cancer in a number of rescue workers, the article states.

The toxic dust resulting from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 has caused many serious illnesses in first responders and nearby residents, Parker Waichman notes. “This working study further shows that exposure to the 9/11 dust cloud caused serious health issues,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP. “Our firm continues to fight for the rights of 9/11 heroes and their families.”

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