Early Life Exposure to the World Trade Center Disaster: Revisiting Research Priorities and New Directions

Leonardo Trasande (NYU Medical School)

December 14, 2018, 11:30–12:30


Room MF 323

IAST General Seminar


Studies of populations exposed to the World Trade Center disaster have compellingly demonstrate substantial cancer, psychological and respiratory consequences. That said a substantial focus of this research has been on dust and stress as contributors, particularly the latter. Components of WTC dust are now known to disrupt hormonal functions. This presentation will review our understanding of exposures to date and suggest new directions for research identifying long term and emerging consequences likely to emerge as exposed populations age.