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Michael Barasch Interviewed About Teachers and Students Sickened by 9/11 Toxins

On July 7, attorney Michael Barasch joined iHeartRadio host Shelli Sonstein on Sonstein Sessions to discuss a little-known aspect of the post-9/11 health crisis: the long-term effects on teachers and students in lower Manhattan in 2001 and 2002. Also on hand were Michal Novemsky and Ronald Valenzuela, students at the time who have since developed […]

Michael Barasch Comments on “Veteran officers battling 9/11-related illnesses from cancer to PTSD” Article

Sixteen years after the 9/11 terror attacks on our country, the death toll continues to rise. There is no longer any question that exposure to 9/11 toxins created a health crisis among first responders, as well as among residents, students and workers who were exposed. But those who are suffering from 9/11-related illnesses have not […]

We Will Never Forget

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. On this day each year, our hearts grow heavier as we reflect upon the innocent lives that were lost. But we also feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude and admiration for our first responders, whose acts of bravery and selflessness are a light in […]

Michael Barasch and UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald Appear on the “Blue Collar Buzz” Radio Show

Michael Barasch and UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald appeared on the “Blue Collar Buzz” radio show to remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. They also acknowledged the health crisis that has caused 1,720 retired and active firefighters to be stricken with cancers linked to the WTC toxic dust. Listen to the show: […]

Study Sees Link Between Mild TBI and PTSD in Emergency Responders

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the Journal of Neurotrauma has “identified risk factors for the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), making it possible to screen for PTSD symptoms among at-risk populations,” according to the website MedicalXpress. An important aspect […]

FDNY Mourns Tenth Firefighter Lost to 9/11 Cancer in 2017

On April 8, more than 50 firefighters stood outside Ladder 43’s firehouse in Spanish Harlem to salute a passing hearse, carrying the remains of retired firefighter James Lanza, who succumbed to brain cancer stemming from his service at Ground Zero. Jimmy Lanza, 71, of Woodside, Queens, was the tenth FDNY veteran to die from a […]

New Jersey Honors State Trooper Who Died from 9/11-related Illness

Last December, flags in New Jersey flew at half-staff to honor the memory of State Trooper Lt. William Fearon, who died at the age of 49 from illness related to toxic exposure at Ground Zero. For weeks after the towers collapsed, Fearon searched for survivors; on and off for the next two years, the trooper […]

Researcher Compares Health Consequences of 9/11 Attacks to Those of Nuclear Accidents at Fukushima and Chernobyl

Last September, at the New York Academy of Medicine, Dr. Roberto Lucchini of the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City presented highlights from a not-yet-published paper he and his collaborators hope can guide future responses to large disasters. According to Newsweek, “[Lucchini] stated that the dangerous health consequences […]

Cancer and PTSD Plague 9/11 Rescue Workers

Writing for Next Avenue, author and caregiving expert Sherri Snelling brings up a frustrating irony related to 9/11 rescue workers: although they are experiencing a higher-than-normal rate of cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder due to their work at Ground Zero, many do not associate their illnesses with their rescue and recovery work on “the pile.” […]

Did Toxic WTC Dust Lead to Smaller Babies?

National Geographic recently reported on a study published in the fall 2016 issue of the Journal of Human Resources that revealed a disturbing, but fairly predictable, correlation between exposure to the 9/11 toxic cloud in the early stages of a pregnancy and the baby’s subsequent low birth weight. As researchers Hannes Schwandt and Janet Currie […]

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