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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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    To Improve Service, World Trade Center Health Program Selects New Provider Network

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders and survivors who are enrolled in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program will soon have a new Nationwide Provider Network (NPN): Managed Care Advisors (MCA)-Sedgwick. MCA-Sedgwick will replace Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI) in spring 2022. In the meantime, LHI will continue to provide health program benefits. If you are currently enrolled […]

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    Union Members Were Exposed to Ground Zero Toxins Beyond Lower Manhattan

    By Michael Barasch

    Half a million responders and people working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 were exposed to Ground Zero toxins, dramatically increasing their risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses. But Lower Manhattan was not the only area in New York City where the toxins were present.  The […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    Twenty Years After Re-opening Classrooms Closed By 9/11, Teachers at Risk

    By Michael Barasch

    Emotions were tense in Lower Manhattan in the weeks after 9/11, as military units patrolled the streets, and people worried that another terrorist attack could occur at any time. Yet, within a few weeks, schools from preschools to high schools were reopened – even Stuyvesant High School, which was across the street from Ground Zero. […]

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