The names of 112 firefighters who died of illnesses from working in 9/11 rubble are etched onto New York memorial

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The names of 112 New York City firefighters who died of illnesses after spending time working in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks were added Tuesday to a memorial in the state’s capital city for firefighters killed in the line of duty.

The Fire Department of New York firefighters make up most of the 118 new names etched onto to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial located in the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany.

Thousands of people who participated in the rescue and recovery operations at the World Trade Center have been diagnosed with illnesses that their doctors or families suspect might be linked to toxins in the smoke and ash at the Lower Manhattan site.

 Research continues into the long-term health impact on people exposed to sooty air at the Trade Center site.

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