Respiratory illness plagues 9/11 responders, doctors say
By Devlin Barrett
Copyright 2007 The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Doctors treating sickened ground zero workers offered Congress a detailed diagnosis Wednesday of the ailments still affecting thousands after the Sept. 11 attacks, from runny noses to laryngitis to lung disease.
Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine described three months of recent medical treatment to a House panel examining how many of those who toiled on the toxic debris pile are still sick — or may get sick.