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WTC Health Registry’s Annual Report Releases New Findings

In its 2016 annual report, the World Trade Center Health Registry indicates that 15 years after 9/11, we still do not fully understand the true magnitude of the health emergency caused by the terrorist attacks. The registry is charged with documenting and evaluating the long-term physical and mental health effects of the September 11, 2001 […]

Michael Barasch Exposes Alleged 9/11 Victim’s Fund Scam

Michael Barasch, the lawyer credited as the whistleblower on an alleged scam by RD Legal Funding targeting 9/11 first responders, is speaking out. Read full article: Whistleblowing Lawyer Who Exposed Alleged 9/11 Victims’ Fund Scam Speaks Out, NY1 News, February 8, 2017

When Getting Sued Feels Good

Michael Barasch on the WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb report Read the full article: N.J. Company Accused Of Scamming 9/11 Responders, NFL PlayersCBS New York, February 7, 2017 Before you get the wrong idea, I’ll admit that getting sued is usually not something to be particularly happy about. As a rule, it’s expensive, stressful, and time […]

Study Shows 9/11 Firefighters at Greater Risk of Thyroid and Prostate Cancer

Lowers Manhattan Skyline and the Towers Of Lights at Night A recent study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine finds that firefighters who participated in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero following the 9/11 terror attacks have an elevated risk of prostate and thyroid cancer compared to other firefighters in other large cities. […]

The Long-term Impact of 9/11 on New Yorkers’ Health Is Still Unclear

Even though it’s been more than 15 years since the terror attacks on the World Trade Center, it’s important to remember we are still in the “morning after” stage of what will be a long health ordeal. As former NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley stated in 2012, “Cancers take 20 years to develop…and we might […]

Ex-EPA Chief Whitman Apologizes for Post-9/11 Air Quality Error

In the lead-up to the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Christine Todd Whitman, who headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the time, apologized for declaring the air in lower Manhattan safe to breathe just one week later. The New York Daily News quotes Ms. Whitman as saying, “I’m very sorry that people […]

Michael Barasch Joined Jon Stewart at 9/11 Event at WTC Museum

Mike Barasch joined comedian and 9/11 activist Jon Stewart, as well as Rich Alles of “9/11 Health Watch” and John Feal of the “Feal Good Foundation” on Sunday, December 18th at the WTC Museum.  Stewart hosted a Live Facebook event to bring awareness to the WTC Health Program which provides free medical monitoring and treatment –not […]

Fifteen Years after 9/11, Responders Continue to Suffer and Cope

In September, the nation observed the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center. But while observance of the event is important, recognition of how responders and survivors continue to suffer is more important still. In its anniversary coverage, ABC News highlighted two responders, FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer and former NYPD detective […]

Firefighter Union Seeks 9/11 Cancer Registry

FDNY Battalion Chief James Lemonda, president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, has called for a national cancer registry to gather information necessary to better treat suffering 9/11 responders. At a press conference two days before the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Chief Lemonda voiced support for a proposed […]

Medical Study Links Peripheral Neuropahty to WTC Toxins

Retired FDNY Lt. Rick Garcia in his Hauppauge home on Nov. 14, 2016. Lt. Garcia has developed a condition called neuropathy stemming from his work at the World Trade Center during 9-11. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara) Michael Barasch attended a press conference at Winthrop Hospital where Dr. Marc Wilkenfeld announced the results of […]

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