9/11 Debris Not Direct Cause Of Cancer, NYC DOH Study Says

A new study conducted by the New York City Department of Health concludes that there is no clear relationship between cancer and the debris created from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The study, which was released yesterday and obtained by the Times, surveyed 55,700 people who were exposed to the debris in Lower Manhattan, on barges, and on a Staten Island landfill. After looking at 23 different cancers between 2003 and 2008, researchers noted that the cancer rate overall was not greater for those exposed compared to the general population.