Steven Stellman - Asthma among Staten Island fresh kills landfill and barge workers following the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks

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  Cone, J. E., Osahan, S., Ekenga, C. C., Miller-Archie, S. A.,   Stellman, S. D., Fairclough, M., Friedman, S. M., Farfel, M. R.   59 (9) 795-804-

  Abstract: BACKGROUND: Although airborne   respiratory irritants at the World Trade Center (WTC) site have   been associated with asthma among WTC Ground Zero workers, little   is known about asthma associated with work at the Staten Island   landfill or barges. METHODS: To evaluate the risk of asthma first   diagnosed among Staten Island landfill and barge workers, we   conducted a survey and multivariable logistic regression analysis   regarding the association between Staten Island landfill and   barge-related work exposures and the onset of post-9/11 asthma.   RESULTS: Asthma newly diagnosed between September 11, 2001 and   December 31, 2004 was reported by 100/1,836 (5.4%) enrollees.   Jobs involving sifting, digging, welding, and steel cutting,   enrollees with high landfill/barge exposure index scores or who   were police and sanitation workers, and enrollees with probable   posttraumatic stress disorder all had increased odds ratios for   new-onset asthma. CONCLUSIONS: Post-9/11 asthma cumulative   incidence among Staten Island landfill/barge workers was similar   to that of other WTC disaster rescue and recovery workers. Am. J.   Ind. Med. 59:795-804, 2016. (c) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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