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HHC Doctor Links Patients’ Chronic Headaches to 9/11 Fumes

Feb 12, 2010

New York, NY

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Research at the HHC WTC Environmental Health Center has found that patients who were exposed to dust and fumes after the 9/11 attacks tend to suffer from persistent headaches. Dr. Sara C. Crystal, a neurologist at Bellevue Hospital and NYU School of Medicine, wrote the study and focused on people who live and work in the area, rather than rescue professionals. The findings could point to chronic headache as another long-term medical consequence of 9/11. Dr. Crystal is scheduled to present her findings at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurologists in April.
The story received wide international coverage. Visit some of the news sites listed below to learn more.
Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
Health Day, 02/11/10
Headaches Linked to 9/11 Exposure
Discovery News, 02/11/10
Still Suffering the Effects of 9/11 Dust and Fumes
MedIndia, 02/11/10
Headaches Persist in Those Exposed to World Trade Center Dust
Bloomberg News, 02/11/10
9/11 dust still causing headaches
Brisbane Times, 02/11/10


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