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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Exposure to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 has contributed to a dramatically higher risk of 68 different types of cancer, including relatively rare gallbladder and bile duct cancers. Barasch & McGarry represents many 9/11 first responders and survivors who have been diagnosed with gallbladder and bile duct cancer. A recent report from the American Cancer […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes National Thyroid Awareness Month

    By Michael Barasch

    Almost half a million people who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins after 9/11 have a disproportionately elevated risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including thyroid cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 44,280 new cases of thyroid cancer (12,150 in men and 32,130 in women) will be diagnosed in the […]

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    Honor 9/11 Responders by Remaining Vigilant in the Fight Against COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    The desire to return to normal life after nearly a year of quarantine, home schooling and business shutdowns is stronger than ever. News that multiple vaccines are on the way is exciting, but health care authorities still caution that America is headed into a dark winter with COVID-19 cases spiking to higher levels than ever. […]

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    Coronavirus Continues to Put Unique Burdens on 9/11 Survivors and First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    It has been almost a year since the coronavirus first swept through the U.S., and although a vaccine appears to be on the horizon, the fact remains that the health crisis has taken a heavy toll on the 9/11 community. Hundreds of first responders and survivors have died of COVID-19. Hundreds more have contracted more-severe-than-usual […]

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  • Staten Island Residents Fear 9/11 Debris at Fresh Kills Is Causing Cancer

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    Staten Island Residents Fear 9/11 Debris at Fresh Kills Is Causing Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    The mountains of garbage at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island were, in the late 1990s, forecast to one day become New York’s tallest landmark, surpassing even the World Trade Center towers. Little did anyone know that the last loads of debris buried at the site would be toxic rubble from those very same […]

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  • New Law Renews and Expands the WTC Workers Task Force

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    New Law Renews and Expands the WTC Workers Task Force

    By Michael Barasch

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation reauthorizing the September 11th Workers Protection Task Force through 2025, amid calls for stronger efforts to protect World Trade Center first responders during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. First assembled in 2005, the task force’s original mandate was to study and track the health problems suffered by […]

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