Cancer Link Unclear

A new study of nearly 56,000 people exposed to rubble and fumes from the World Trade Center site found increased rates of some cancers among recovery workers, but researchers established no link between their illness and the toxic debris.

The latest findings come six months after federal health officials decided to include more than 50 cancers in the roster of illnesses covered by a $4.3 billion compensation fund. Coverage of costly cancer treatments for those who worked near Ground Zero followed a protracted and public battle.