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September 2nd, 2011
09:43 AM ET

New study: 9/11 first responders much more likely to develop cancer

According to a new study headed by the chief medical officer of the New York City Fire Department, firefighters who were exposed to toxic dust after the World Trade Center towers collapsed ten years ago are much more likely to develop cancer.

Researchers found that firefighters at Ground Zero face a nineteen percent greater risk of cancer than firefighters who weren't there.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent, joins American Morning today to explain what exactly is making the first responders sick and whether or not these people will be able to get medical coverage as a result of the new study.

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