Incredible Rates of Cancer in Ground Zero Firefighters
This is virtually proof of radioactive debris in the rubble of the WTC towers:
Firefighters who recovered bodies at Ground Zero are developing cancer at a faster rate than those who worked before the atrocity, medical officials have revealed.
A seven-year study by the New York Fire Department has claimed that there are 'unusual rises' in the number of cancer cases among firefighters who worked in the aftermath of 9/11.
Some types of cancer among 9/11 firefighters are even 'bizarrely off the charts', according to sources who have seen the as-yet-undisclosed federal-funded study.
The report would be the first to document a cancer-rate increase among rescue and recovery workers.
The city recently settled lawsuits by 10,000 WTC workers, more than 600 of whom have developed cancer.
But officials have so far insisted there is no scientific proof that Ground Zero smoke and dust caused cancer.
An FDNY spokesman gave a statement for Dr. Prezant, saying: 'The study is ongoing, and no conclusions have been reached on whether cancer rates have increased for firefighters.'
But fire union bosses in New York have expressed their concern about the findings.
Al Hagan, head of the fire-officers union, told the New York Post: 'I'm led to believe that the numbers for those cancers across all ranks in the Fire Department of people who worked at Ground Zero is up significantly, and we're all very concerned about it, as are our families.'
Steve Cassidy, president of the firefighters union, said Ground Zero's 'toxic stew' has proven lethal.
He said: 'It's a fact that New York City firefighters are dying of cancer in record numbers.
'We have buried 10 firefighters in just the last 15 weeks, seven with cancer. On Sept. 10, 2001, they were young, healthy firefighters.'
In 2007, doctors at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, which monitors World Trade Center rescue workers, noted blood cancers like multiple myeloma, which normally strikes in the 60s or 70s, were being found in relatively young officers.
The New York state Health Department has confirmed that 345 Ground Zero workers have died of various cancers as of June 2010.