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September 18, 2017

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.

An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :

September 12, 2017Legislative GazetteCuomo signs bill providing sick leave for more 9/11 responders
A bill providing unlimited sick leave to a larger group of 9/11 first responders was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the 16th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

September 12, 2017NYPD sergeant’s 9/11-related illness just one example among many
The NYPD lost 23 members on September 11, but more than 100 more officers have died from 9/11-related illnesses since then, and more are fighting for their lives.

September 11, 2017LA TimesThey helped clean up the wreckage of 9/11. Now they face the threat of deportation
Within days of the terrorist attack that destroyed the World Trade Center, word spread in the immigrant neighborhoods of New York that workers were desperately needed to aid in the cleanup.

September 11, 2017EXCLUSIVE – They were the longest-serving volunteer unit on Ground Zero
Now the veteran officers of Team Romeo are battling a new horror: scores of 9/11-related illnesses from cancer to PTSD

September 11, 2017NY Daily NewsLeaders of 9/11 fund call on ill survivors of terrorist attacks to apply for benefits
Officials in charge of the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund urged people sickened by the terrorist attacks to apply for benefits.

September 11, 2017
Washington ExaminerWhy people are still getting sick 16 years after the 9/11 attacks
Esther Regelson lived two blocks south of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2017Newsweek9/11 Children: Scientists Find Toxins in Their Baby Teeth
On September 11, 2001, Lucie Lagodich was just 11 months old but already able to sit up.

September 11, 2017HealthlineChildren Who Survived September 11 Attacks May Face Heart Risks
Researchers examined people who were children when they lived through 2001 World Trade Center attacks in New York.

September 11, 2017CNN9/11 dust tied to heart risk in children, study says
When two hijacked passenger planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, a massive cloud of dust swept across the New York skyline.

September 11, 2017 LohudHarrison officer dies from 9/11-related cancer
A retired Harrison police officer who responded to Ground Zero following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack died on Saturday — just two days before the 16th anniversary of the attacks.

September 11, 2017NY Daily NewsNew 9/11 monument: A moral imperative
We write on behalf of the thousands who are sick from the toxins released on 9/11.

September 11, 2017
ABC9/11: Mental health of first responders in focus on 16th anniversary of terror attack
It has been 16 years since the September 11 terror attacks in the United States, but for the first responders who survived it feels like yesterday.

September 11, 2017NY Daily NewsHonor their sacrifice: Put a prominent monument to ill and dead first responders on the 9/11 memorial plaza
A city that has just again recited the names of 9/11 dead still shamefully lacks a proper physical monument at Ground Zero to the thousands of heroes who rushed to The Pile in the hours and days after the attacks.

September 11, 2017NPRSept. 11 First Responder Fights On Behalf Of Others Who Rushed To Help
Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, first responders rushed to ground zero in Manhattan, where they braved dangerous conditions to rescue people buried in the rubble, retrieve the remains of the dead and clear the debris.

September 10, 2017
LA Times9/11 responders who became ill from toxic exposure now have a monument to their heroism
Commemorations for the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks began in New York late last week as they have for multiple years, with twin beams of light piercing the night sky, a tribute to those lost in the World … Continue reading →

September 10, 2017Deleware OnlineSept. 11 first responders’ fight for health, mental health care: Delaware Voices
Last month, it was reported that Robert Alexander, a New York city police officer who was a first responder to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center (WTC), died of cancer-related issues to his service…

September 10, 2017WNBC9/11 Memorial to Include Names of Sickened Responders
New York City and the nation mark 16 years since the Sept. 11 attacks

September 10, 2017LA Times9/11 responders who became ill from toxic exposure now have a monument to their heroism
Commemorations for the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks began in New York late last week as they have for multiple years, with twin beams of light piercing the night sky, a tribute to those lost in the…

September 10, 2017Newsday9/11 first responders face illness, uncertain future
The day after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, then-New York City police officer Tom Wilson joined thousands of first responders and rescue workers at the Lower Manhattan site searching for survivors.

September 10, 2017NY PostNew 9/11 memorial to include names of sickened responders
A Long Island beach where people gathered and watched in horror as the distant World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 is the site of the latest memorial to victims of the terror attacks and among a growing … Continue reading →

September 9, 2017lohud16 years after 9/11, and the loss continues: Editorial
As we prepare to mark the 16th year since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we continue to witness the loss.

September 9, 2017NewsdayLuis Palermo Jr., Nassau officer and 9/11 first responder, dies
Luis A. Palermo Jr., a decorated Nassau County police officer who rushed to lower Manhattan to help search-and-rescue efforts at the ruins of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks, died Monday from a 9/11-related illness, authorities said.

September 8, 2017NorthJersey.comWe cannot forget the unnamed dead of 9/11
Each day, a group of men and women gathers in a waiting room at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Another group heads to a hospital at Rutgers in New Brunswick.

September 8, 2017am NYTransit union honors workers suffering 9/11-related illnesses
MTA workers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks were honored Thursday for the sacrifices they made at Ground Zero.

September 8, 2017NY1Thousands of September 11th first responders continue to battle illnesses
Nearly 16 years since the September 11th attacks, thousands of first responders are battling illnesses as a result of the toxic dust.

September 8, 2017Medical XpressWorld Trade Center responders might face greater risk of HPV throat and tongue cancer
Researchers at Rutgers University – investigating the causes of head and neck cancers in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers – will take the lead in a study to determine whether the responders are at a greater risk…

September 7, 2017NY Daily News9/11 Victim Compensation Fund has paid out more than $3B this year
Payouts by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund topped the $3 billion mark this year, surpassing the total originally approved by Congress to help ailing first responders.

September 7, 2017NY Daily NewsFDNY to announce 32 more 9/11-linked deaths as anniversary nears
Just days shy of the 16th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, the FDNY will unveil the names of 32 more of its members added to a memorial wall for those who died of 9/11-related illnesses.

September 7, 2017PRNewswireChildren Exposed to Chemicals in 9/11 “Dust” Show Early Signs of Risk of Heart Disease
Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a “cloud” of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future…

September 7, 2017WPIXChildren exposed to chemicals in 9/11 ‘dust’ show signs of heart disease risk
Children who breathed in the ash and fumes saturating the air of Lower Manhattan after the terrorist attack on 9/11 show early signs of heart disease risk, according to a new study.

September 7, 2017 — NY Daily News — Children exposed to 9/11 ‘dust’ show signs of heart disease risk
Toxic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center 16 years ago is sickening the next generation.

September 7, 2017NY Daily NewsTransit staffers honored with medals for work at Ground Zero in aftermath of 9/11 attacks
A group of 10 transit workers on Thursday received recognition for their time toiling at Ground Zero in the weeks after 9/11.

September 7, 2017WNBC9/11 Deaths, Family Sorrows Continue for FDNY
The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 continue to kill people.

September 5, 2017Rupa Bhattacharyya: Sept. 11 first responders still feeling the pain 16 years on
Next week marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

September 4, 2017NY Daily NewsRetired firefighter, 59, dies of 9/11-related cancer, 16 years after he spent weeks at Ground Zero
The 9/11 terror attacks have claimed the life of another firefighter who spent weeks at Ground Zero, according to the union that represents city firefighters.

September 2, 2017EMS19/11 EMT battling cancer gets bucket list surprise
Retired FDNY EMT Salvatore Turturici was gifted a motorcycle after wanting to ride one since his cancer diagnosis

September 1, 2017LohudWestchester seeks names of locals who died from 9/11-related illnesses
Westchester County is compiling the names of 9/11 first responders who died from rescue-related illnesses, with the goal of including them in the annual remembrance ceremony.

August 30, 2017
WPIX9/11 hero battling cancer gets surprise of a lifetime
A retired FDNY EMT suffering from a 9/11 related caner was surprised Wednesday with a new motorcycle, riding one had been on his bucket-list after he was diagnosed.

August 25, 2017
app.Toms River 9/11 worker needs lung transplant, awarded Zadroga payout
A former Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker is in need of a transplant after contracting lung disease while working at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks.