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    Barasch & McGarry Honors National Cancer Prevention Month

    By Michael Barasch

    February is National Cancer Prevention Month. The half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a dramatically higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and cancer. The World Trade Center Health Program has linked 68 different types of cancer and a host of respiratory illnesses to the 9/11 toxins, no matter your […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors NYPD Detective James Zadroga’s Birthday

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, February 8, 2022, would have been NYPD Detective James Zadroga’s 51st birthday. A native of Arlington, New Jersey, and Barasch & McGarry client, Detective Zadroga was a 9/11 first responder whose premature death demonstrated that the air near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan was toxic. His illness provided crucial evidence linking Ground Zero toxins […]

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    Firefighter, 9/11 Responder, and Prolific Author Dennis Smith Passes Away at 81

    By Michael Barasch

    Dennis Smith, a longtime New York City firefighter and bestselling author, passed away on January 21. He was 81. Raised on the East Side of Manhattan, Smith joined the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) in 1963, when he was assigned to Engine Company 292 in Queens. In 1966, Smith was transferred to the busiest […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. The half a million first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 all have a dramatically higher risk of 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 43,800 new cases of thyroid cancer (11,860 in men […]

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    EPA Still Refuses to Effectively Regulate a Toxic Ground Zero Dust

    By Michael Barasch

    Twenty years after 9/11, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still refuses to update its regulation of corrosive alkaline dust, according to a lawsuit filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Often released during building demolition and cement mixing, alkaline dust at high concentrations could result in chemical burns, particularly to the respiratory system. The […]

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    Honoring the Eleventh Anniversary of the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    We recently honored the eleventh anniversary of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, named in honor of hero NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a Barasch & McGarry client. The act established the World Trade Center Health Program and reactivated the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), providing medical care and financial security to tens […]

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