Dr. Jacqueline Moline authored a study titled "Health Consquences of the September 11 World Trade Center Attacks: A Review:. In the study she documented that "a large number of people sustained potential exposures to smoke, dust, particulate matter, and a variety of toxins, including asbestos, pulverized concrete, glass fibers, polyaromatic hydrocarbons(PAHs), and polychlorinated furans and dioxins:. This study was published in the journal CANCER INVESTIGATION, vol. 24(3), p. 294-301, 3 May 2006.
The above study was followed up by another study titled "Multiple Myeloma in World Trade Center Responders: A Case Series". In this study she documented "In this case series, we observe an unusual number of Multiple Myeloma cases in World Trade Center responders under 45 years".
Although the numbers are small, there is growing scientific evidence that multiple myeloma is highly related to exposure to dioxin like poisons in humans from industrial accidents. This study was published in the JOURNAL of OCCUPATIONAL and ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, vol. 51(8), p. 896-902, August, 2009.
State Service Director, Vietnam Veterans of America, State of Michigan Council, 1980's to 2000.
National Chairman, Vietnam Veterans of America, Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee, 1986 to 2000.
Dr. Jacqueline Moline
In the aftermath of the September 11 World Trade Center (WTC) attack, a large number of people sustained potential exposures to smoke, dust, particulate matter, and a variety of toxins, including asbestos, pulverized concrete, glass fibers, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and polychlorinated furans and dioxins. Additionally, many had exposure to psychological traumatogens. The most common effects seen to date are respiratory and mental health consequences. The long-term consequences of exposures are not yet known, and there remains concern about the potential for late-emerging diseases such as cancers. This article reviews WTC-related health effects, the spectrum of exposures and how they were documented, and discusses future preventive efforts.
Researchers are examinging respiratory illnesses among some of the first responders to the World Trade Center catastrophe. Scientists are looking at the effects of the dust from the collapsing, burning buildings, and how that dust may have interacted with an enzyme deficiency in some of the rescue workers to produce what has come to be known as the "World Trade Center Cough.'
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Environ Health Perspect. 2004 May; 112(6): 731–739.