The increase in the number of 9/11 Ground Zero responders who lived, worked, or went to school near the twin towers and was subsequently diagnosed with cancer is alarming, to say the least.
In 2014 1,822 victims had been diagnosed. As of June 2016 5,441 victims have been diagnosed.
“‘You see an alarming increase,’ said Dr. Michael Crane, medical director of the WTC Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. ‘It’s been steady for at least the last year and a half — we’re seeing new people here being certified for cancer 10 to 15 times week. That’s every week.’ Crane told The Post. The program now monitors more than 48,000 cops, hardhats, volunteer firefighters, utility workers and others who toiled at Ground Zero. The FDNY has its own 9/11 health program with 16,000 members. In all, at least 1,140 have died, officials said.”- NY POST
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