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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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  • Michael Barasch and Richard Alles Featured in Retired Member's Association Newsletter

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    Michael Barasch and Richard Alles Featured in Retired Member’s Association Newsletter

    By Michael Barasch

    Good friend Michael Barasch and retired DC Rich Alles were on hand to urge members to sign up for the Victims Compensation Fund which ends 12/18/2020. They passed out literature about the VCF and info about all the cancers affecting us now. Mike told the membership to get a full body scan at least once […]

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    WTC Research: Inhalation of Particulate Associated with Sleep Apnea

    By Michael Barasch

    New research from Mount Sinai Hospital links inhalation of particulate at Ground Zero with increased risk for sleep apnea years later. In an earlier study of approximately 800 participants in the World Trade Center (WTC) CHEST program, researchers found a higher risk of pathology of the heart, lungs and kidneys. The toxic cloud generated at […]

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