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    Study to Examine 9/11 Risks for Children and Young Adults

    By Michael Barasch

    A new study by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program will examine the long-term health of survivors aged 21 years or younger at the time of the 9/11 attacks who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan. Many of these young survivors were living in area neighborhoods including Two Bridges, TriBeCa, Battery […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. If you were a first responder at Ground Zero or working, living, or studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11, you have a higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins, including pancreatic cancer. Barasch & McGarry […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Liver Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month.  Both first responders and people who worked, lived, or studied in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 have a higher risk of developing many severe respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer from exposure to Ground Zero toxins, including liver cancer. Barasch & McGarry represents nearly 300 members […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors NYPD Detective Luis G. Alvarez’s 58th Birthday

    By Michael Barasch

    Today, October 19, 2023, would have been the 58th birthday of NYPD Detective Luis G. Alvarez, a 9/11 hero whose testimony persuaded Congress to establish permanent compensation benefits for 9/11 community members with cancer or respiratory illness and their families.  Detective Alvarez, who appeared before Congress with comedian and 9/11 advocate Jon Stewart, died only […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Studies show that both women and men who were first responders or who were working, living, or studying in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 have a higher risk of developing many respiratory illnesses and 69 different types of cancer from exposure to Ground Zero toxins, including breast cancer. […]

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    Statement from 9/11 Health Watch on the Impending Government Shutdown

    By Michael Barasch

    With the Federal government’s impending shutdown, 9/11 Health Watch wanted to make sure the community of injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors know that both programs created by the James Zadroga Act — the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund — will remain open and operational during any […]

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