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9/11 Ten Years On – The Health Effects On Rescue Workers

A decade on, 9/11 rescue workers and WTC exposed civilians have been found to have a higher burden of mental and physical illness, a 19% higher risk of developing cancer, but lower death rates than the general population in New York City, experts have revealed.

The September 11 attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks or simply 9/11 occurred on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Four suicide attacks were carried out against the USA:

* 19 terrorists belonging to al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes.
* Two of the passenger jets were intentionally crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City. Within two hours both towers collapsed.

* Another passenger jet was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.
* The fourth passenger jet failed in its terrorist suicide mission. Passengers took control of the plane from the terrorists. The plane crashed in a field.

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