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    Many Former Students and Teachers at Risk of 9/11-Related Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    There were dozens of schools in the Ground Zero exposure zone on and after 9/11, from Stuyvesant High School in Battery Park City to Murry Bergtraum High School on the Lower East Side. In addition, there were other educational institutions, including Pace University, New York Law School, and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Tragically, […]

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    Children of 9/11 Continue to Experience Trauma

    By Michael Barasch

    Nearly 3,000 people were killed on 9/11.  In the years since then, more first responders and survivors have passed away from 68 different types of cancer and respiratory illnesses than passed away on that day. Others are living with the mental health consequences of trauma, nearly 20 years after the attacks, including many people who […]

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  • Health Official Urges City to Contact Students in 9/11 Danger Zone

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    Health Official Urges City to Contact Students in 9/11 Danger Zone

    By Michael Barasch

    Twenty-nine schools were in the contamination zone of the 9/11 attack, according to the World Trade Center Health Program. However, students and teachers in these facilities are held to different standards for enrollment in the medical monitoring through the WTC Health Program as compared to first responders. As designated “survivors” under the James Zadroga Act, […]

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