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    Women of Organized Labor at Risk for 9/11-Related Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    On and after 9/11, more than 200,000 women – many of them union members – were exposed to Ground Zero toxins, increasing their risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses. These union members include both first responders and survivors, such as educators, medical professionals, and workers at federal, state, and local […]

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    Less Than a Mile from Ground Zero, NYCHA Workers at Risk from 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    Among the half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 were hundreds of union members who worked at three New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) sites near the East River – less than a mile from the World Trade Center site.  As a result of their toxic […]

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    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and citizens who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months are at a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including the deadliest form of skin cancer and most common cancer in the 9/11 community, […]

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  • April 7, 2022

    The head of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund steps down

    WSHU Public Radio

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  • March 15, 2022

    Biden’s unfinished order on Afghan 9/11 funds

    The Washington Times

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  • March 6, 2022

    More than a dozen Century 21 workers who fought to reopen store after 9/11 are now suffering from Ground Zero illnesses: Two have already died from cancer

    Dailymail.com

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  • March 5, 2022

    Century 21 workers who fought to reopen store after 9/11 now suffering from Ground Zero illnesses

    New York Daily News

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  • March 2, 2022

    Three years after Stage 3 cancer diagnosis, FDNY Firefighter and Sept. 11 first responder Steven “Bubba” Pascale continues to fight for his life

    Staten Island Advance

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  • September 14, 2021

    Deadly legacy: Exposure to 9/11 toxic dust affects financial district workers

    The Bond Buyer

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  • September 13, 2021

    For Many, 9/11 Lingers in Form of Life-Threatening Illnesses

    The Tablet

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  • September 13, 2021

    9/11 death toll claims continue to grow two decades after attacks

    The Washington Times

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  • September 11, 2021

    9/11 didn’t end on 9/11′: attorney says his clients are still dying 20 years later

    Yahoo! News

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  • September 10, 2021

    Stuyvesant HS student near Ground Zero on 9/11 now NYC teacher with cancer

    New York Post

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  • September 9, 2021

    COVID Death Toll Among 9/11 First Responders and Survivors Nears Grim Milestone

    The City

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  • WTC Health ProgramZadroga ActVictim Compensation Fund

    Women of Organized Labor at Risk for 9/11-Related Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    On and after 9/11, more than 200,000 women – many of them union members – were exposed to Ground Zero toxins, increasing their risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses. These union members include both first responders and survivors, such as educators, medical professionals, and workers at federal, state, and local […]

    Read More
  • WTC Health ProgramVictim Compensation FundZadroga Act

    Less Than a Mile from Ground Zero, NYCHA Workers at Risk from 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    Among the half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 were hundreds of union members who worked at three New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) sites near the East River – less than a mile from the World Trade Center site.  As a result of their toxic […]

    Read More
  • Zadroga ActVictim Compensation FundWTC Health Program

    Melanoma Monday Recognizes Major Threat to 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is Melanoma Monday. 9/11 first responders and citizens who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months are at a dramatically higher risk of developing 68 different types of cancer, including the deadliest form of skin cancer and most common cancer in the 9/11 community, […]

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    To Improve Service, World Trade Center Health Program Selects New Provider Network

    By Michael Barasch

    9/11 first responders and survivors who are enrolled in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program will soon have a new Nationwide Provider Network (NPN): Managed Care Advisors (MCA)-Sedgwick. MCA-Sedgwick will replace Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI) in spring 2022. In the meantime, LHI will continue to provide health program benefits. If you are currently enrolled […]

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    Union Members Were Exposed to Ground Zero Toxins Beyond Lower Manhattan

    By Michael Barasch

    Half a million responders and people working, living, and studying in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 were exposed to Ground Zero toxins, dramatically increasing their risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses. But Lower Manhattan was not the only area in New York City where the toxins were present.  The […]

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    Barasch & McGarry Honors 9/11 VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya

    By Michael Barasch

    Rupa Bhattacharyya, who has been Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) since 2016, recently announced that she will leave the VCF at the end of April. She will assume a position with Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. Earning bipartisan support, Bhattacharyya was appointed Special Master by President […]

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