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Originally posted by v1rtu0s0I mean the deaths directly causes by the toxins that were released when the towers fell as well as from the debris cleanup.
A Mt. Sinai School of Medicine study finds increases in multiple myeloma among 9/11 first responders under 45 years of age.
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer. Cancer is a group of many related diseases. Myeloma is a cancer that starts in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. It's the most common type of plasma cell cancer.
Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
Exposure to ionizing radiation is firmly established as a cause of multiple myeloma, according to the National Cancer Institute. People exposed to high levels of radiation, such as atomic bomb survivors in Japan, are five times more likely to develop this disease. The prevalence is also higher in people exposed to lower amounts of radiation, including radiologists and nuclear plant workers. There is no evidence, however, that exposure to medical x-rays increases the risk.