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9/11 responders much more likely to have early-onset dementia, study funds

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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People who were exposed to airborne chemicals, dust and debris as they responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center more than 20 years ago are much more likely to develop early-onset dementia, according to a study released on Wednesday. Between 2014 and 2023, researchers with Stony Brook University followed more than 5,000 World Trade Center responders aged 60 and younger who didn’t yet have any signs of dementia at the time of their first cognitive assessment and were checked on every 18 months for symptoms. Participants...

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