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  • Three FDNY Ground Zero Veterans Die Within Two-Day Period

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    Three FDNY Ground Zero Veterans Die Within Two-Day Period

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 18 years after 343 New York City firefighters died at the scene of the World Trade Center attacks, the death toll is still mounting for workers whose illnesses can be traced to the recovery and cleanup operation. During a 48-hour period in April, three retired FDNY members who served in the post 9/11 recovery […]

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  • Among First Responders, 9/11-Related Deaths Are Rising Rapidly

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    Among First Responders, 9/11-Related Deaths Are Rising Rapidly

    By Michael Barasch

    More than 18 years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the death toll continues to rise. Dangerous substances that filled the air around Ground Zero have triggered cancer and other fatal illnesses in first responders and in recovery workers who worked around the clock to clear the damage. Despite the fact […]

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  • Remembering FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora, Who Succumbed to Leukemia Due to WTC Toxins Exposure

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    Remembering FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora

    By Michael Barasch

    You’ve likely heard the heartbreaking news that on June 27th, FDNY Chief of Fire Prevention Ronald Spadafora passed away as a result of a World Trade Center-related cancer (leukemia) at age 63. He led the department’s search, rescue, and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. He is also the highest ranking first responder (4-Star Chief) to […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    What Types of Illnesses Have 9/11 First Responders Developed?

    By Michael Barasch

    Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many firefighters, police offers, public workers and everyday citizens rushed to Ground Zero to help search for and rescue survivors. As time has passed, many first responders have developed severe illnesses from 9/11-related work. The following are several types of illness first responders are at a significant […]

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