Scientists Say Animals That Searched World Trade Center Debris No Sicker Than Normal

Date: October 21, 2006

Source: News Room

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania who studied the health of the search-and-rescue dogs used at 9/11 sites found no statistical evidence that the dogs suffered ill-health effects. Some individual dog owners dispute this finding citing rare illnesses that their dogs contracted after search-and-rescue efforts for 9/11. Veterinarians, however, state that these illnesses fall within the normal numbers for the general population.

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