Skip to comments.2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer
Posted on 07/28/2014 6:34:36 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned.
The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year.
In its latest tally, the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital counts 1,655 responders with cancer among the 37,000 cops, hard hats, sanitation workers, other city employees and volunteers it monitors, officials told The Post.
The tragic sum rises to 2,518 when firefighters and EMTs are added. The FDNY, which has its own WTC health program, said Friday it counts 863 members with cancers certified for 9/11-related treatment.
A retired FDNY captain, 63, who toiled non-stop at Ground Zero for a week after 9/11, and months in all, recently received a $1.5 million award from the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for lung disease and inoperable pancreatic cancer.
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Sue the Saudi Royal family.
Their Wahabbist Cult was the origin of the madrassas that spawned Al Qaida.
AND they have DEEP pockets.
bttt ... if 911 is not still an unspeakable issue at FR.
Cancer from what? This sounds like such BS.
5% how much higher than the national percentage? And the percentage living in cities generally?
The stress alone could do it
5% how much higher than the national percentage? And the percentage living in cities generally? also the percentage at mean and median age?
This is about 10 times the rate that you would expect cancer to occur. But you can’t fake cancer. Don’t know what to say.
585/100000 people in the Northeast, so .585%.
Horse chit! All you need is a willing Doctor and a Lawyer and they get paid off also. So what caused this rise in cancer?
I'm saying it is not beleivable. How could you get away with it though?
If you are monitoring a select population, you might expect that you are going to find more of whatever you are looking for than among the general population subject to whatever medical care passes for normal these days.
One theory is the particulates and smoke, not to mention long term exposure to jet fuel residue (nasty stuff). On top of all that, all the asbestos that lined the lower parts of the tower got airborne.
2518/35000 comes out to something like 7%. what is the rate of cancer occurrences in the general population?
That’s 6.8% some 12 years after.
National average is around 0.5% ... but that’s _new_ cases for _everyone_. The young tend to not contract it, and once contracted it spans several years.
So... 0.5%/yr cumulated over 12 years is about 6% for the general population. The 9/11 responders & cleanup were adults at an age where some 12 years later they’re at increased odds of developing cancer (thirty-somethings then are approaching 50 now).
Ergo, 6.8% is statistically normal given/despite the disingenuous presentation of the data.
Lies, damned lies and statistics. I believe someone once said that but statistically speaking I could be telling an untruth.
51% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
How many are Smokers ?