Autoimmunity Rising in 9/11 Workers

The list of ailments afflicting the World Trade Center first responders has grown to include systemic autoimmune diseases, a new study reported.

The conditional odds ratio for autoimmune diseases rose by 13% for each month individuals spent working at the site (OR 1.13, 95% CI 1.02-1.26), according to Mayris P. Webber, DPH, of the department of epidemiology and population health, Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues.

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