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    Adding New Health Conditions to the World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    There are currently 68 types of cancer and several respiratory illnesses presumed linked to the WTC toxins. The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provide free health care and compensation, respectively, for these 68 cancers and a host of respiratory illnesses. WTCHP also covers acute traumatic injuries, mental […]

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    Children of 9/11 Continue to Experience Trauma

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 3,000 people were killed on 9/11.  In the years since then, more first responders and survivors have passed away from 68 different types of cancer and respiratory illnesses than passed away on that day. Others are living with the mental health consequences of trauma, nearly 20 years after the attacks, including many people who […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Survivor Month

    By Michael Barasch

    June marks National Cancer Survivor Month, honoring the 17 million Americans who are living with, through, and beyond their illness. Their strength and perseverance should inspire us. This group includes people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins on or after 9/11, dramatically increasing their risk of developing 68 different types of cancer. In the […]

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    Staten Island Honors Veteran and 9/11 First Responder

    By Michael Barasch

    Hundreds of community members gathered recently on Deserre Avenue in Staten Island for its renaming as Leif Eikeseth Way, in honor of an Army veteran, transit worker, and 9/11 first responder who passed away of cancer after his exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Leif Eikeseth, a 36-year veteran of the New York City Transit, was […]

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    Brain Tumor Awareness Month Calls Attention to 9/11 Community’s Risk

    By Michael Barasch

    We recognize Brain Tumor Awareness Month in May, calling attention to the nearly 25,000 people who will be diagnosed with malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord this year in the United States. This number tragically includes many 9/11 first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on […]

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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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