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    Firefighters and Mesothelioma: Four Important Questions to Answer

    By Devin Golden

    Firefighters risk their lives daily to help save others from danger. They bravely run into harm’s way while others flee in the opposite direction. This selfless act defines their profession. Another part of the profession — that often isn’t so obvious — is their risk of developing mesothelioma. Almost all buildings — both residential and […]

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  • New Treatment Shrinks Lung Tumors Related to Ground Zero Exposure

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    New Treatment Shrinks Lung Tumors Related to Ground Zero Exposure

    By Michael Barasch

    Victims of lung cancer stemming from inhaled or ingested toxic substances near the World Trade Center site might find hope in a treatment developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In a clinical trial, a new type of immunotherapy was shown to reduce the size of tumors and cut the levels of cancer in the […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    Did 9/11 Create a Mesothelioma Time Bomb?

    By Michael Barasch

    More than 70,000 patients — survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, first responders and rescue/recovery workers — have enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program and more than 21,000 are receiving treatment specifically for 9/11-related illnesses. According to USA Today, there are now more than 2,600 WTC Health Program patients […]

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    Is There a 9/11 Mesothelioma Epidemic in our Future?

    By Michael Barasch

    Mesothelioma, a gruesome form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, is one of the many illnesses for which the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act provides benefits and compensation. Fourteen years after the terrorist attacks, more than 1,100 people have been certified to receive cancer treatment under the WTC Health Program, and […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    What Digestive Disorders Resulted from the 9/11 Attacks?

    By Michael Barasch

    The death toll of those who died on September 11, 2001 is believed to have been 2,606 in the World Trade Center twin towers, plus passengers in the two airplanes that struck the buildings. In addition to this intense tragedy and loss, the cloud of toxic dust that surviving police, firemen, emergency workers, office workers […]

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  • Victim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    Lung Injuries Resulting from the 9/11 Attacks

    By Michael Barasch

    In the moments, days, weeks and months following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) in 2001, clouds of dust enveloped Lower Manhattan. As the debris was cleared from the site, that same dust found its way to the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. Thousands of first responders inhaled this dust, […]

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