Stony Brook University study finds connection between 9/11 toxins and dementia

The study looked at 5,000 Sept. 11 first responders over a period of eight years. Of that group, 228 people developed dementia, a rate nine times higher than normal.

Kevin Vesey

Jun 13, 2024, 2:39 AM

Updated 30 days ago

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A study from Stony Brook University has found a link between the toxic dust at Ground Zero and higher rates of dementia.
The study looked at 5,000 Sept. 11 first responders over a period of eight years. Of that group, 228 people developed dementia, a rate nine times higher than normal.
The study also found that those who did not use personal protective equipment were even more likely to come down with dementia.
Advocates are now fighting to have dementia and other aliments added to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.


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