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    Is Rheumatoid Arthritis a New Health Worry for 9/11 Responders?

    By Michael Barasch

    More than a decade after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the list of 9/11-related diseases continues to grow. Early on, authorities conceded that the toxic atmosphere at Ground Zero had likely caused a number of respiratory conditions, (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic rhinosinusitis) as well as gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD). […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Failure to Reauthorize Zadroga Bill is Congress’ Shame (Editorial)

    By Michael Barasch

    The Staten Island Advance has published a scathing editorial criticizing hypocritical politicians for failing to support the extension of the Zadroga Act.  With so many first responders and local residents diagnosed with life-threatening cancers that have been linked to the toxic World Trade Center dust, it is a disgrace that Congress hasn’t done the right […]

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  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Advocates Applaud Bipartisan Push to Renew Zadroga 9/11 Health Law

    By Michael Barasch

    *** UPDATE: Since the date of this blog post, the deadline for filing a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund has been extended until December 18, 2020. *** -Senators, Members of Congress from Both Sides of the Aisle Unite to Continue Health Care & Compensation for 9/11 Heroes & Heroines- -Michael Barasch attends press conference in […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Hero from September 11 Attacks Dies of Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    William Sheldon Jr., a hero at Ground Zero on the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died of cancer recently, becoming the first member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to die from cancer related to the attack. He was only 47 years old. Sheldon was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    Citizen Group Lobbies for Extension of Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    A group of September 11 first responders and other concerned citizens recently took a trip to Washington, D.C. to try to convince lawmakers to continue funding the James Zadroga Act. The Zadroga Act covers medical expenses for anyone who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. If […]

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  • Health Programs9/11 Injuries

    Autoimmune Study for Sick 9/11 First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is reviewing a study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American College of Rheumatology’s Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology, and currently available online, regarding the risk of new-onset autoimmune disease in individuals with exposures related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade […]

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