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Do the 9/11 workers have emphysema after all that clean up?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Some of the 9/11 responders have gone on to develop certain kinds of pulmonary(lung) diseases; but it depends upon the nature of their pre-existing health and what exactly they were exposed to and for what length of time they were subjected to it.
A big factor (which garnered a lot of media attention )was the lack of protective gear/respirators/masks on site during the tragic events of 9/11.

In brief: Yes
Some of the 9/11 responders have gone on to develop certain kinds of pulmonary(lung) diseases; but it depends upon the nature of their pre-existing health and what exactly they were exposed to and for what length of time they were subjected to it.
A big factor (which garnered a lot of media attention )was the lack of protective gear/respirators/masks on site during the tragic events of 9/11.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: More of Asthma
In 9/11 workers researchers found increased incidence of sinusitis, asthma, cough and ptsd.
Fdny researchers found increased rate of copd/emphysema in 9/11 firefighters - up to 7.6 %.

In brief: More of Asthma
In 9/11 workers researchers found increased incidence of sinusitis, asthma, cough and ptsd.
Fdny researchers found increased rate of copd/emphysema in 9/11 firefighters - up to 7.6 %.
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No.
They have been described as having obstructive bronchiolitis which is in the smallest airways and different from emphysema.
It can still cause significant breathlessness and impair performance though.

In brief: No.
They have been described as having obstructive bronchiolitis which is in the smallest airways and different from emphysema.
It can still cause significant breathlessness and impair performance though.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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