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Cancer Rate for Ground Zero Cops 50 Percent Higher than Pre-9/11

A long-awaited 20-year study by the NYPD has revealed that cancer rates among cops has increased 50% since 9/11.  This is consistent with other studies that have been previously published by the FDNY’s Bureau of Health Services.   Four cancers in particular, Brain, kidney, thyroid and lymphoma, were the most prevalent.

https://nypost.com/2015/10/09/cancer-rate-for-ground-zero-cops-50-percent-higher-than-pre-911/

Our law firm represents thousands of sick 9/11 first responders and local residents.  We represent the Zadroga family, and more Victim Compensation Fund claimants than any other law firm.  I am delighted to see that medical evidence is emerging to support what our instincts have long told us.  For the last decade,  hundreds of our young clients with respiratory illnesses have been diagnosed with cancers.  We have long suspected that there was a link between the marked increase in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia, etc…. This study of police officers by two of NYC’s most reputable hospitals, Weill-Cornell Medical College and Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Medical Center, confirms what the FDNY’s Bureau of Health Services has already concluded:  the increased rates of cancers are a result of exposure to the toxic WTC dust.  This study justifies the causal connection that NIOSH has already found.  Hopefully, Congress will now do the right thing by these sick people whose only mistake was believing the EPA’s pronouncement that “the air is safe.”  Congress must extend the Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.

 

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