'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study

March 19, 2015 4:00 PM

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THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.

The findings, reported online March 16 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, add to the list of potential health effects seen among responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York City.

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