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    9/11 Hero Dedicated Life to Public Safety – Even After Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Police Department, with dozens of officers killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings. In the years since the attacks, hundreds of other police officers – from the NYPD, the Port Authority, and other agencies – have become ill and passed away from 68 different types of […]

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    First Active-Duty FDNY 9/11 Hero Succumbs to COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 devastated the New York City Fire Department, which lost 343 heroes in the wreckage of the horrific terrorist attacks. In the nearly two decades since then, hundreds of FDNY firefighters and emergency responders have succumbed to 68 different types of cancer and many respiratory diseases resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins. And now, […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Heart Health Week

    By Michael Barasch

    We have known for years that anyone exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has a much higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer and numerous respiratory diseases. But a 2019 study published by the Journal of the American Medical Associationfound another significant risk for approximately 500,000 9/11 first responders and survivors: heart […]

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    New York Officials Set Aside Partisanship to Protect Health Care for 9/11 Firefighters

    By Michael Barasch

    The toxic dust at Ground Zero after 9/11 affected every person who was exposed, regardless of age, race, religion, or politics. Thankfully, bipartisan majorities in Congress, as well as Presidents of both major political parties, have supported 9/11 first responders and survivors who became sick as a result of their exposure to these toxins. A […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost half a million people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a disproportionately elevated risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer (12,150 in men and 32,130 in women) will be diagnosed in the […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    The nearly half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a substantially higher risk of 68 different types of cancer, including cervical cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 14,480 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2021, and about 4,290 women […]

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