Study connects liver disease risks to rescuers who helped out during 9/11 attack in New York – Yahoo News

In the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai grouped 1,788 responders based on the time they came to the scene of the terrorist attack. They analyzed CT scans for indications of hepatic steatosis, also understood as fatty liver disease, which can cause scarring in the liver, liver or cancer failure. Steatosis is associated with direct exposure to a variety of chemicals, consisting of harmful dust.

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