9/11 Rescue Crews Suffer Substantial Lung Problems

Love|Peace We’re not surprised to learn that a new study on the health problems among firefighters who worked at Ground Zero in New York confirms that rescue workers still suffered lung damage seven years later. 

Researchers in the study, which was run in conjunction with the New York City officials, doctors and firefighters, were able to include 91 percent of the responding workers — a total of 10,870 firefighters and 1,911 EMS workers — who were at the World Trade Center rubble between Sept. 11 and Sept. 24, 2001. via ABC News

Many firefighters and emergency workers who worked at Ground Zero haven’t suffered declines in lung function. Among rescuers who had significant declines, the decline was about 12 times that of normal aging.