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    9/11 Community Members at High Risk of Sleep Apnea

    By Michael Barasch

    If you were a 9/11 first responder or you worked, lived, or studied in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11, you have a higher risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses, including obstructive sleep apnea. The most common form of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea blocks the flow of air through […]

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    Your Sleep Apnea Could Be the Result of Ground Zero Exposure

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone who lived, worked, or studied in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 has a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea as a result of their exposure to Ground Zero toxins.  If you have a 9/11-related respiratory or autodigestive condition – such as asthma, sinusitis, or GERD – that contributes to obstructive sleep apnea, you […]

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  • New VCF Rules for those suffering from 9/11 Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    New VCF Rules for those suffering from 9/11 Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    By Michael Barasch

    Individuals who were exposed to dangerous toxins at or near the World Trade Center site on 9/11 or during the months that followed now face tougher standards if they seek benefits related to their obstructive sleep apnea. Previously, claimants were required to submit a “C-PAP compliance report” demonstrating consistent usage of a continuous positive airway […]

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  • Victim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    The Burden of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea and The Victim Compensation Fund

    By Michael Barasch

    After the government mistakenly guaranteed its residents and workers that the air was safe, it would not be long before thousands of people exposed to the World Trade Center toxic dust began experiencing respiratory and digestive issues that, whether they knew it at the time or not, were linked to their exposure to the looming toxins.
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