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    ‘Invisible Diseases’ Continue to Affect 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    In a recent interview on the National Public Radio program “Here and Now,” 9/11 first responder John Feal said that he and the people who rushed to Ground Zero on that day 13 years ago are now suffering from “invisible diseases” that threaten their lives.  The program, which aired September 10, detailed the health issues […]

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    Clinton Supports Reauthorization of Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    We recently commemorated the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and with it has come renewed calls for action on the re-authorization of the James L. Zadroga Act, a federal law that provides health care benefits and compensation to firefighters, responders and other first responders that day. It also provides benefits to family […]

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    WTC Research: Inhalation of Particulate Associated with Sleep Apnea

    By Michael Barasch

    New research from Mount Sinai Hospital links inhalation of particulate at Ground Zero with increased risk for sleep apnea years later. In an earlier study of approximately 800 participants in the World Trade Center (WTC) CHEST program, researchers found a higher risk of pathology of the heart, lungs and kidneys. The toxic cloud generated at […]

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