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    9/11 Responders Have Higher Rates of Leukemia, Study Suggests

    By Michael Barasch

    For several years, the news has been filled with stories about medical problems linked to breathing the contaminated air around the World Trade Center site following the September 11, 2001 attacks. The reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has put the spotlight on heroes who died prematurely due to respiratory illness, prostate cancer and […]

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  • Tribute to 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers Takes Shape

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    Tribute to 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers Takes Shape

    By Michael Barasch

    With each passing year, we learn more about the terrible health toll suffered by the men and women who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. These World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers will be honored with a fitting monument at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. The memorial, […]

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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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  • 9/11 Injuries

    A Matter of Life and Breath: Pulmonary Illnesses after 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    Of the disease visited upon a wide swath of New Yorkers and others on and after September 11, 2001, respiratory illnesses account for a large number of chronic medical cases more than a decade later. A 2011 report prepared by the New York Department of Health reads in part: The collapse of the twin towers […]

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