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September 2004 Archives


Reports Show 9/11 World Trade Center Cleanup Workers Have Persistent Health Problems NEW YORK, NY -- September 17, 2004 -- Almost half of 1,000 screened rescue workers and volunteers who responded to the attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, have chronic respiratory problems and more than...

Tobacco Use Causes 440,000 Deaths Per Year

More Health Hazards of Smoking Revealed By Latest Surgeon General Report WASHINGTON, DC -- September 10, 2004 -- Smokers risk damage to almost all major organs in their bodies, according to the latest report by the surgeon general (Health Consequences of Smoking, Surgeon General's Report). The list of diseases caused...