Study: Cancer not among diseases from Ground Zero

A federal review says scientific evidence doesn't support adding cancer to a list of diseases linked to the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York

HOBOKEN - A federal review says scientific evidence doesn't support adding cancer to a list of diseases linked to the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City.

The review is the first of what will be a periodic investigation of scientific evidence on cancer and the exposure to contaminants at the World Trade Center site.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released the report yesterday, noting that "very little" has been published on the subject since the 2001 attacks.

Two responders from Ocean County that News 12 New Jersey spoke with blame their failing health on toxins that filled the air, and their lungs, as they worked at Ground Zero.

The federal law was created to compensate those sickened after 9/11. Cancer-stricken ground zero workers do not qualify for aid under the multibillion-dollar act.

The next review will be released in 2012.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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