9/11 Firefighters – level 2
A new study found that firefighters who spent any amount of time working in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks are at a higher risk of developing heart disease.
Firefighters who arrived at the World Trade Center the morning of the attack had a 44% higher risk of developing heart disease than those who arrived later.
The firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center for six months or more were more likely to develop heart disease than those who spent less time at the area.
According to The New York City Fire Department, 200 of its firefighters died of illnesses related to the rescue and recovery efforts from 9/11.
Difficult words: aftermath (the bad situation after something bad happens), develop (happen over time), rescue and recovery efforts (the work of saving people and “cleaning” things up).
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