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9/11 and Myeloma

9/11 and Myeloma
Dr. Durie's Blog on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York.

Advocacy Update - September 16, 2011

The International Myeloma Foundation Says New Study Suggests Possible Genetic Link between Environmental Toxins and Myeloma

The International Myeloma Foundation Issues Prevention and Treatment Guidelines for Firefighters for High-Risk Cancer
For firefighters safety doesn’t end when the fire is over. Studies have shown firefighters are at higher risk for myeloma, and the risk increases with length of service. Most recently, studies linked an increased risk of myeloma to exposures at the World Trade Center site following 9/11.

New England Journal of Medicine Sites Myeloma as Concern for Firefighters at 9-11 Scene
In an article entitled "The Legacy of the World Trade Center Dust," physicians say more than 5 years after the World Trade Center disaster, "uncertainty and controversy remain about the health risks posed by inhaling dust, the subsequent fires and the cleanup effort."