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John R. Balmes, of the University of California at San Francisco, in an accompanying editorial says better planning for future disasters is necessary including plans to protect emergency responders from needless occupational exposures to irritant dusts. The analysis was co-authored by Dr. David Prezant, the Fire Department’s deputy chief medical officer, and is published in the current issue of the American Journal of Critical and Respiratory Care Medicine.. 9/11 responsible for 12 years worth of lung damage for rescuers Following the collapse of the World Trade Centre in 2001 firefighters and other emergency crew workers inhaled vast amounts of ‘dust’.The new analysis combined outcomes from studies of sufferers with common types of chronic pain – recurring head aches, arthritis or back, shoulder and neck. The research had randomly assigned sufferers to acupuncture and either fake acupuncture or standard pain treatment including medicine or physical therapy. The authors described their statistical findings with a discomfort scale of 0 to 100: The patients’ typical baseline pain measured 60; it dropped to 30 typically in those who got acupuncture, 35 in those who got fake acupuncture, and 43 in the usual treatment group.