The study builds upon a NIOSH-supported study of World Trade Center (WTC)-exposed adolescents to assess whether persistent organic pollutant exposures are potentially contributors to cardiometabolic conditions in adolescents. If these exposures are associated with cardiometabolic consequences and with reported exposure to the disaster, these findings will enhance understanding of WTC-associated conditions and guide proactive screening and management of future disasters.
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Trye A, Berger KI, Naidu M, et al. 2018. Respiratory Health and Lung Function in Children Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster. J Pediatr. [epub ahead of print] July 18, 2018.