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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone who was exposed to Ground Zero toxins on or during the 8 months following 9/11 has a significantly higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including bladder cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 81,180 Americans will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2022, approximately […]

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    20th Anniversary of Ground Zero Cleanup Completion Approaches

    By Michael Barasch

    May 31, 2022 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the end of the cleanup at the World Trade Center site. Ground Zero burned for more than eight months after 9/11, as more than 100,000 union responders conducted search-and-rescue and recovery operations, starting New York City on the difficult and heroic path to recovery. These responders’  […]

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    Transport Workers Who Helped Evacuation After 9/11 Now at Risk from Ground Zero Exposure

    By Michael Barasch

    The terror attacks on 9/11 occurred at the center of New York City’s transportation network, where labor union members operated and maintained dozens of subway and bus lines, as well as the Staten Island Ferry. Their courageous efforts helped tens of thousands of people evacuate safely in the crucial hours after the World Trade Center […]

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    Women of Organized Labor at Risk for 9/11-Related Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    On and after 9/11, more than 200,000 women – many of them union members – were exposed to Ground Zero toxins, increasing their risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses. These union members include both first responders and survivors, such as educators, medical professionals, and workers at federal, state, and local […]

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    Less Than a Mile from Ground Zero, NYCHA Workers at Risk from 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    Among the half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 were hundreds of union members who worked at three New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) sites near the East River – less than a mile from the World Trade Center site.  As a result of their toxic […]

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    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and citizens who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months are at a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including the deadliest form of skin cancer and most common cancer in the 9/11 community, […]

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