For Ground Zero responders, illness in the dust
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By DELTHIA RICKS
Newsday (New York)
Debris that rose like a thunderhead over lower Manhattan with the World Trade Center's collapse nearly five years ago continues to cause respiratory problems in hundreds who responded to Ground Zero, pulmonary experts said yesterday.
Doctors are still treating first responders and others who worked at the site and expect patients will be monitored over the next 15 to 20 years in a federally funded screening program.
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