9/11 Sucks 12 Years From Bravest Lungs

The study compared the health conditions of those who worked on rescue and recovery with medical test results from the previous five years.FDNY rescuers who sucked in toxic air while working at Ground Zero lost the equivalent of 12 years of lung...


Even so, the protective respiratory equipment that was used "had no appreciable effect," the study said. "No doubt, the initial lack of adequate equipment and subsequent compliance problems diminished any protective impact," it said.