Asthma Diagnosed after 11 September 2001 among Rescue and Recovery Workers: Findings from the World Trade Center Health Registry

@inproceedings{Wheeler2007AsthmaDA,
  title={Asthma Diagnosed after 11 September 2001 among Rescue and Recovery Workers: Findings from the World Trade Center Health Registry},
  author={Katherine A. Wheeler and Wendy McKelvey and Lorna E. Thorpe and Megan A Perrin and James E Cone and Daniel E. Kass and Mark R. Farfel and Pauline Thomas and Robert M Brackbill},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2007}
}
BACKGROUND Studies have consistently documented declines in respiratory health after 11 September 2001 (9/11) among surviving first responders and other World Trade Center (WTC) rescue, recovery, and clean-up workers. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to describe the risk of newly diagnosed asthma among WTC site workers and volunteers and to characterize its association with WTC site exposures. METHODS We analyzed 2003-2004 interview data from the World Trade Center Health Registry for… CONTINUE READING

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