source: NY Daily April 19, 2010
The latest scientifically established facts about the harms suffered by 9/11 rescue and recovery workers scream out for action.
A study of 13,000 firefighters and Emergency Medical Service workers revealed in 2006 that about one-fifth had lost the equivalent of 12 years worth of lung functioning.
Now, a followup in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that the damage appears to be permanent in most of those rescuers.
Meanwhile, lawyers – who have been paid, or expect, huge fees – haggle over suits filed by Ground Zero workers after Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein rejected a proposed settlement.