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    9/11 Respiratory Diseases Widespread and Chronic

    By Michael Barasch

    Within months after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, many first responders began experiencing hard coughing, followed by a loss of breath. This coughing caused throat irritation. Another related symptom was acid reflux, or heartburn. World Trade Center (WTC) cough was the first 9/11-related injury to be recognized. This was only one of the chronic, debilitating […]

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    If Congress Fails to Act, Newly-Expanded Zadroga Act Health Benefits May Face Funding Cuts

    By Michael Barasch

    A June 2012 ruling by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) added 50 different types of cancer to the list of illnesses covered by the WTC Health Program. But many survivors of 9/11 were dismayed to learn this past September that $38 million of the money set aside for injured survivors may […]

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