New Data Finds Cancer Rate In NYPD Tripled After 9/11
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New data finds that the cancer rate in the New York City Police Department has tripled since 9/11.
According to data from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, 297 police officers have gotten cancer since working on the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site.
Fifty-six have died.
The average age of those diagnosed is 44.
Advocates hope the numbers will push federal officials to include cancer in the list of illnesses covered by the Zadroga Act, which provides health care coverage for first responders.