NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Doctors on Long Island said Tuesday that they have linked yet another illness to World Trade Center dust.
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, retired NYPD Detective Kenny Anderson first noticed tingling in his feet more than two years ago. Now, he has agonizing pain.READ MORE: Summit One Vanderbilt Observation Deck Opens In Midtown
“There are times my kids want to come up and hug me,” Anderson said. “I got to stop and make sure they don’t crash into my feet, because it would be like getting hit with a hammer in the feet.”READ MORE: Police On Hunt For Occupant Of Black Or Dark Blue Honda Wanted In Westfield, N.J. Home Invasion And Sexual Assault
Anderson has neuropathy. A new study at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola links the illness to World Trade Center dust.
“We believe firmly that neuropathy is related, but the problem is it’s not covered right now,” said Dr. Marc Wilkenfeld, Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the hospital and an author of the study.MORE NEWS: Street Teams Canvas Neighborhoods To Bring Medical Care To Vulnerable New Yorkers
Wilkenfeld said the World Trade Center health problem should begin covering the illness.