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July 27th, 2011
11:25 AM ET

Report: Not enough evidence to link 9/11 to cancer

Under the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program must periodically review whether cancer can be linked to the 9/11 attacks or cleanup.

The first of these reports, issued yesterday, shows that there is currently not enough evidence to prove that the instances of cancer found in 9/11 responders is directly related to the dusk and smoke created in the attacks.

This discovery is a disappointment rescue and recovery workers and people who lived near the World Trade Center who have cancer diagnoses that they attribute to the attack, as it may mean that they will not be covered under the Zadroga bill, which was passed in late 2010.

John Feal, founder of the Feel Good Foundation and a 9/11 first responder himself, talks with Kiran Chetry this morning about this new research and the the effect its had on 9/11 first responders.


Filed under: 9/11 responders • Health
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