Good News On Cancer
The largest study of its kind finds no clear link between exposure to the pile and cancer:
Needless to say, I expect the Truthers to greet this news with huzzahs of joy. They're all about the first responders, amIright? Well, no, they're convinced this is bad news, but they hold out hope:Over all, there was no increase in the cancer rate of those studied compared with the rate of the general population, researchers concluded after looking at 23 cancers from 2003 to 2008. The prevalence of three cancers — multiple myeloma, prostate and thyroid — was significantly higher, but only in rescue and recovery workers and not in the rest of the exposed population. But since the number of actual cases was small and the subjects of the study may have been screened more frequently for cancer than other people on average, the researchers noted that it was too early to draw any correlation to time spent at ground zero.
In one of many counterintuitive findings, the incidence of cancer was not higher among those who were exposed more intensely to the toxic substances than among those who were exposed less.
To make any clear determinations about the cancer-causing impact of the WTC on 9/11, it is still wait and see.And:
With such a long gestation period for many of the 'expected' cancers, this study needs to be kept current.
Cancer only. Not looking at respiratory problems? Or association with carbon-nanotubes?If only they had that kind of skeptical attitude all the time.