World Trade Center Responders Might Face Greater Risk of HPV Throat and Tongue Cancer

Researchers at Rutgers University – investigating the causes of head and neck cancers in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers – will take the lead in a study to determine whether the responders are at a greater risk for human papillomavirus (HPV)-related throat and tongue cancer because of their exposure to toxic dust and debris.

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Firefighters at the World Trade Center were exposed to tons of toxic dust and debris that blanketed Manhattan on 9/11.

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Source: Rutgers Today

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