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Firefighting Technology: 9/11 Kidney Study, DHS Compliance Assessment

9/11 first responders found to have higher prevalence of kidney damage Research presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals that exposure to high levels of particulate matter causes significant damage to first responders' kidneys. The study participants were 183 consecutively enrolled first responders from the WTC–CHEST Program, a subset of the World Trade Center Clinical Center of Excellence. They were evaluated by investigators, who calculated an exposure score based on information available on the subjects' proximity to Ground Zero, time of arrival, and duration of exposure. Participants with the highest exposure to particulat...

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