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    9/11 Survivors Urge Public to Wear Masks

    By Michael Barasch

    In the aftermath of September 11, some New Yorkers wore masks as worry began to spread about the dust hanging in the air in the areas around Ground Zero. In the years following the attacks, we found out that people were right to be worried, as more and more survivors developed respiratory problems and cancers […]

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  • COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on 9/11 Responders

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    COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    After more than half a year of trying to understand and battle the coronavirus pandemic, we know that COVID-19 infects people of all ages and backgrounds, with the elderly being exceptionally vulnerable. The heroes of 9/11 face heightened risk from the virus due to underlying health problems dating back to that fateful day. “9/11 made […]

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  • Pandemic Adds More Worries to the Lives of 911 Survivors

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    Pandemic Adds More Worries to the Lives of 9/11 Survivors

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of 9/11 first responders and survivors, already suffering from long-term respiratory problems and other complications due to exposure to Ground Zero toxins, now find themselves at additional risk due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. People with lung diseases like COPD, asthma, or lung cancer or with weakened immune systems are at the greatest risk […]

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    9/11 Didn’t End on 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    Nineteen years ago today, our country suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in human history. Thousands of innocent lives were lost on September 11, 2001, and those exposed to the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville toxins have faced a terrible health crisis that continues to afflict the 9/11 community. Tragically, more people have died since […]

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  • Dealing With a Diagnosis of 9/11-Related Cancer

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    Dealing With a Diagnosis of 9/11-Related Skin Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    People who contracted skin cancer due to exposure to the toxic atmosphere around Ground Zero after 9/11 — such as firefighters, police officers, downtown residents, workers, students, teachers and many others — can receive lifetime health care from the World Trade Center Health Program for both non-melanoma and melanoma types of cancer. The WTCHP covers […]

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  • If You Are a 9/11 Survivor Anxious About COVID-19, You Are Not Alone

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    If You Are a 9/11 Survivor Anxious About COVID-19, You Are Not Alone

    By Michael Barasch

    Physical injuries and illnesses are not the only scars carried by 9/11 responders and survivors. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which in 2001 was much less well understood than it is today, has afflicted many in the 9/11 community. The current coronavirus pandemic is causing the anxiety and depression felt by many PTSD sufferers to flare […]

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