Health of Muslims, Arab Americans Another Victim of 9/11

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Health of Muslims, Arab Americans Another Victim of 9/11

More than a decade after September 11, 2001 and we are only now really beginning to comprehend the health fallout from the terrorist attacks. The effects suffered by first-responders and those who lived in downtown New York City have become increasingly clear, and have rightly been the subject of much attention. Indeed, only yesterday it was announced that 58 cancers had been added to the list of illnesses covered in the wake of 9/11. Yet, the health fallout of 9/11 was not limited to those who were near the World Trade Center or the Pentagon that day.

Health researchers have been compiling a list of health problems that they believe are directly and indirectly connected to 9/11…

Click here to read the rest of the article, published by CNN on September 11, 2012.

Abdul El-Sayed  is an epidemiologist at Columbia University and a fellow at Demos. Aasim I. Padela is assistant professor and director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago and a fellow at ISPU.