By Sally Goldenberg
The New York Post
NEW YORK — Nearly 40,000 NYPD cops and civilians responded to the Sept. 11 attacks at Ground Zero — a staggering figure Mayor Bloomberg released yesterday amid a firestorm of controversy over the health of the police force, The Post has learned.
The mayor gave the exact number — 39,921 — along with each member's job title, age, race and gender to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which is treating first responders and recently indicated the toxic dust at Ground Zero has caused an uptick in cancer.
NY mayor names exact number of 9/11 responders