Will the number of 9/11 victims more than double by December 31?

Over 2,000 have died due to exposure to 9/11 toxins. Will the number reach 3,000 by the end of the year?

Arutz Sheva Staff,

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Over 10,000 people who spent time at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and the days following it have been diagnosed with cancer, and over 2,000 people have died due to illnesses related to the 9/11 attacks.

On September 11, 2001, four planes crashed in the United States as part of an orchestrated series of terror attacks: two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and a fourth into a field in Pennsylvania. A total of 2,977 victims were killed in the attacks, and over 6,000 were injured.

Dr. Michael Crane, who serves at medical director of Mount Sinai's World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence, says the rate of certain cancers among first responders who responded to the 9/11 terror attacks is 30% higher than that of the general public.

Crane explained that at first, first responders suffered respiratory illnesses such as asthma, due to the air pollution. However, illnesses such as cancer often take years to develop.

"We believe that is what's happening now," WGRZ quoted Dr. Crane as saying.

The site also said experts expect the number of people dying from exposure to the toxins - which included asbestos, burning jet fuel, pulverized concrete, and others - will be greater than the number of immediate victims before the end of the year.

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