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Medical Study Links Peripheral Neuropahty to WTC Toxins

Retired FDNY Lt. Rick Garcia

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 a 3rd study linking peripheral neuropathy to the toxins at the WTC site. Barasch appeared with several WTC clients who are all suffering from the debilitating disease which causes burning and pain to the feet and hands.

Barasch advised that “we are petitioning NIOSH to officially add this illness so that medical care is available from the WTC Health Program. The men and women who are suffering the effects of neuropathy deserve free medical care to help them live with this awful disease.”

Read the full article: WTC dust caused first responders’ nerve damage, study finds (Newsday, November 14, 2016, by Delthia Ricks)

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