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  • WTC Health ProgramZadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    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

    Health ProgramsVictim Compensation Fund9/11 Injuries

    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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  • WTC Sleep Apnea Study to Focus on Serious Health Risks

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    WTC Sleep Apnea Study to Focus on Serious Health Risks

    By Michael Barasch

    In a proposed study entitled “Obstructive Sleep Apnea in World Trade Center Responders,” researchers from Rutgers University, in collaboration with those from NYU School of Medicine, hope to find clues as to “the relationship between sleep apnea and various nose and throat conditions.” The study will look at symptoms such as nasal inflammation and restricted […]

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