9/11 2013: WTC Responders Deserve Free Cancer Treatment
1,140 9/11 responders and others exposed to the toxic fumes and debris from the World Trade Center (WTC) wreckage have been diagnosed with cancer. A 2013 Mount Sinai Medical Center study found the cancer rate to be 15% higher among those exposed to WTC wreckage compared to the general population. However, the study refrained from affirming a definitive link, and previous studies have also cautioned against making such a claim. While more scientific research is completed, it is best to assume the worst and continue to provide free treatment for those exposed.