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    New Treatment Shows Promise Fighting Esophageal Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 500,000 people, including first responders, downtown office workers, residents, and students and teachers, were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 and have a higher risk of developing respiratory disease and 68 different types of cancer, including esophageal cancer. Though relatively uncommon in the general population, the 9/11 community has been disproportionately impacted by […]

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  • Health Official Urges City to Contact Students in 9/11 Danger Zone

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    Health Official Urges City to Contact Students in 9/11 Danger Zone

    By Michael Barasch

    Twenty-nine schools were in the contamination zone of the 9/11 attack, according to the World Trade Center Health Program. However, students and teachers in these facilities are held to different standards for enrollment in the medical monitoring through the WTC Health Program as compared to first responders. As designated “survivors” under the James Zadroga Act, […]

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  • Zadroga Act9/11 Injuries

    NYC Firefighters Among Groups in Favor of Renewing Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    Firefighters have been vocal in support for renewing the Zadroga Act, a piece of federal legislation providing medical care and financial compensation to all survivors and responders who became injured or ill in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. A statement from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) was released […]

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