Chemosensory Loss: Functional Consequences of the World Trade Center Disaster

  title={Chemosensory Loss: Functional Consequences of the World Trade Center Disaster},
  author={Pamela H. Dalton and Richard E. Opiekun and Michele Gould and Ryan McDermott and Tamika Wilson and Christopher Maut{\'e} and Mehmet Hakan Ozdener and Kai Zhao and Edward Anthony Emmett and Peter S. J. Lees and Robin Herbert and Jacqueline M. Moline},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Individuals involved in rescue, recovery, demolition, and cleanup at the World Trade Center (WTC) site were exposed to a complex mixture of airborne smoke, dust, combustion gases, acid mists, and metal fumes. Such exposures have the potential to impair nasal chemosensory (olfactory and trigeminal) function. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of chemosensory dysfunction and nasal inflammation among these individuals. METHODS We studied 102 individuals… CONTINUE READING


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