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Autoimmune Study for Sick 9/11 First Responders

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Autoimmune Study for Sick 9/11 First Responders

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is reviewing a study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American College of Rheumatology’s Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology, and currently available online, regarding the risk of new-onset autoimmune disease in individuals with exposures related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade… Read More »

Researchers Screen 9/11 Survivors for Heart and Kidney Diseases

The attacks of September 11 left a black eye on the city of New York, with many of its heroic first responders and recovery workers suffering from devastating health effects in the years that followed. While it has been well over a decade since the towers fell, many who were present on that fateful day… Read More »

Street Corner Renamed to Honor 9/11 Police Officer

Although many think of the death toll of 9/11 to be limited to the day of the attacks, the truth is that thousands have died in the years that followed due to illnesses that manifested as a result of their exposure to toxic dust at Ground Zero. When the Twin Towers fell on September 11,… Read More »

Many 9/11 Survivors Still Suffer from PTSD, Depression

While much attention is given to physical health problems related to individuals’ exposure to toxic fumes on 9/11, often people overlook the mental toll. The symptoms of these problems can be more difficult to recognize and often victims are reluctant to admit the extent of their mental heath problems. Since the terrorist attacks of September… Read More »

9/11 Police Chief Dies from Blood Cancer at Age 53

A New York Police Department chief, Steven Bonano, died of blood cancer at age 53. Bonano was among the very first emergency workers to arrive at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. Many suspect his cancer was related to his time at the site and exposure to toxic fumes. Bonano is by no means the… Read More »

Former Deputy Commissioner and 9/11 Rescue Leader Dies

The deputy commissioner and senior advisor in the Office of the Mayor has died of brain cancer. Ronald Cohen of Eltingville was known and widely appreciated for his role in leading rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Cohen was 47. Cohen served as an instrumental figure following the tragic… Read More »

9/11 First Responder Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

The first responders of 9/11 were undoubtedly heroes who braved the perils of that fateful day to bring victims to safety. Today, one of those heroes needs someone to save him. A 54-year-old firefighter who assisted on and in the weeks following 9/11 has developed an aggressive form of blood cancer. To have any chance… Read More »

Many 9/11 Victims Still Await Relief

September 11, 2001 was a tragic and devastating day in our nation’s history. It was also, however, a day that many heroes emerged. Among them were first responders and volunteers who braved the toxic clouds and dangerous conditions to help victims reach safety. Sadly, long after the dust settled, many of these brave individuals began… Read More »

SCOTUS: Port Authority Won’t Pay for 9/11 Asbestos Cleanup

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case on the question of whether the Port Authority does should pay for the 9/11 cleanup costs of an apartment building located near Ground Zero. The decision comes after years of litigation and ended with the Supreme Court declining to hear an appeal on the issue…. Read More »

9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Now Suffering From Stomach Cancer

One of the most iconic images to emerge from the terrorist attacks on 9/11 featured a clearly distraught woman who was covered in dust in the moments after she emerged from the World Trade Center. Known as the “Dust Lady,” she became emblematic of the suffering and depth of despair experienced by those victimized on… Read More »

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