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Wed
The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Reviewing Autoimmune Study
The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is reviewing a study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American College of Rheumatology’s Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology, and currently available online, regarding the risk of new-onset autoimmune disease in individuals with exposures related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade [...]


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Thu
Autoimmunity Rising in 9/11 Workers
The list of ailments afflicting the World Trade Center first responders has grown to include systemic autoimmune diseases, a new study reported. The conditional odds ratio for autoimmune diseases rose by 13% for each month individuals spent working at the site (OR 1.13, 95% CI 1.02-1.26), according to Mayris P. Webber, DPH, of the department of epidemiology [...]

18
Wed
World Trade Center workers face higher risk of autoimmune diseases, study finds
More than a decade after the 9/11 terror attacks, new information continues to emerge on the health risks faced by the men and women who worked at the site of the World Trade Center. A new report in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology finds a strong link between longterm work at the site of the collapsed twin towers [...]

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Mon
Berlin helps the USA
In response to the events of September 11, 2001, the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation (CCF), Berlin (Germany) initiated a charitable campaign entitled “Berlin helps the USA” for children with parents who were either killed or whose health was permanently impaired due to the terrorist attacks. Since September 12, 2001, private donors in Berlin and all over [...]