July 28, 2011

AGENT ORANGE REDUX:

Scant Evidence to Link 9/11 to Cancer, U.S. Report Says (ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS, 7/26/11, NY Times)

There is not enough evidence yet to say whether the dust and smoke cloud produced by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center caused cancer, federal officials concluded in a report released on Tuesday.

The finding, based on an initial review required by a new federal law, disappointed rescue and recovery workers and people who lived near the World Trade Center who have cancer diagnoses that they attribute to the attack. It means that they do not qualify for federal benefits to treat or compensate them for their cancer, at least until further study.


Whenever we have something "wrong," we want to be able to blame it on something unusual rather than accept the human condition.


Posted by at July 28, 2011 7:32 AM
  

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