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  • What Documents Can Students Use as Proof of Presence?

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    What Documents Can Students Use as Proof of Presence?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Former students who attended school near the WTC clean-up have a lot of options when it comes to proof of presence documentation. Not only were many residing downtown during the 2001-2002 school year, but the WTC Health Program and VCF both accept official school documents that are fairly easy to get. One thing to keep […]

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  • Which Schools are in the WTC Disaster Zone?

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    Which Schools are in the WTC Disaster Zone?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Thousands of children breathed in toxic dust and fumes in lower Manhattan after 9/11. Many of them did so from the supposedly safe confines of their classrooms. Often parents, staff, and administrators learned that they’d been lied to about the safety of the air only after the damage was done. Like people that lived and […]

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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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  • WTCHP Counts Nearly 10K People With 9/11-Related Cancers

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    WTCHP Counts Nearly 10K People With 9/11-Related Cancers

    By Michael Barasch

    The 17th anniversary of September 11, 2001 is approaching. It is truly heartbreaking that The World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders, downtown workers, residents, students and others with 9/11-related cancers. And the number of cancer cases is rapidly rising. Cancer doesn’t have a deadline, so why should the 9/11 Victim Compensation […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Michael Barasch Interviewed About Teachers and Students Sickened by 9/11 Toxins

    By Michael Barasch

    On July 7, attorney Michael Barasch joined iHeartRadio host Shelli Sonstein on Sonstein Sessions to discuss a little-known aspect of the post-9/11 health crisis: the long-term effects on teachers and students in lower Manhattan in 2001 and 2002. Also on hand were Michal Novemsky and Ronald Valenzuela, students at the time who have since developed 9/11-related cancers, and United Federation of Teachers executive Ellie Engler, also a 9/11 cancer survivor.
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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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