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Cancer rate 15% higher than normal for 9/11 first responders

Posted at 10:22 AM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 10:22:42-04

A new study finds the cancer rate among 9/11 responders is higher than normal.

Researchers say it’s 15% higher than among people who were not exposed to the ground zero toxins.

The study was done by Mount Sinai Hospital’s World Trade Center Health Program.

It found an increase primarily in three types of the disease:  thyroid, prostate and blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma.