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9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

October 2, 2018

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 27, 2018Journal NewsCancer study looks at New York’s volunteer firefighters, but needs local participants
It’s pretty much accepted volunteer firefighters are exposed to carcinogens more than other people.

September 27, 2018NY TimesDoing Right by Sick 9/11 Workers
Efforts to give paid sick leave to government workers who have had 9/11-related illnesses are incomplete.

September 26, 2018PatchNJ Police Benevolent Association Endorses Rep. Chris Smith
“And, most importantly, you have demonstrated respect for the officers who protect us when they come under attack,” said the PBA president.

September 25, 2018NCBIRe-experiencing 9/11-Related PTSD Symptoms Following Exposure to Hurricane Sandy
Understanding Pre-Existing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms and risk of PTSD following Hurricane Sandy (Sandy) has important implications for PTSD screening…

September 24, 2018NCBIMetabolomics of World Trade Center-Lung Injury: a machine learning approach
Biomarkers of metabolic syndrome expressed soon after World Trade Center (WTC) exposure predict development of WTC Lung Injury (WTC-LI).

September 24, 2018lohudPhotos: 9/11 victim laid to rest
Jill Gado, wife of retired New Rochelle police detective Mark Gado, salutes a military officer after being presented with the American flag that draped her husband’s coffin…

September 21, 2018John Elges, retired FDNY firefighter and Long Beach volunteer, dies of 9/11-related illness
He spent nine days amid the rubble of the World Trace Center after the terrorist attacks.

September 20, 2018SpectrumLower Manhattan clinic opens to ease backlog of 9/11-related illness cases
In the weeks after the September 11th attack, construction worker Tim Gleason was across the street from the World Trade Center trying to get the World Financial Center up and running.

September 20, 2018ChiefUnlimited-Sick-Time Law Aiding 9/11 First-Responders Not Always Honored
Governor Cuomo signed a bill on Sept. 11, 2017, providing unlimited sick time for first-responders with World Trade Center-certified illnesses who work for the state or for local governments…

September 19, 2018Irish EchoEditorial: September 12-18 2018 issue
In the days and weeks after 9/11, the 17th anniversary of which we are marking this week, dedicated first responders from all over the tri-state area and beyond worked…

September 18, 2018NY PostArmy veteran and longtime detective dies of 9/11-related illness
An army veteran and longtime detective-turned true crime writer — who partook in the Ground Zero relief efforts — died following a long battle with 9/11-related illness, his family said Tuesday.

September 18, 2018NY Daily NewsRetired FDNY firefighter dies from 9/11-related cancer
Retired FDNY firefighter John Elges, cited three times for bravery in his decades-long career, died Saturday from cancer caused by Ground Zero toxins, his family said.

September 17, 2018ChiefGovernor Enacts Law Extending Sign-Up For WTC-Related Benefits
Gives Clean-Up Participants Another Four Years To Enroll in Programs

September 17, 2018Albany HeraldDeaths related to 9/11 continue
I am one of the many retired NYC firemen who at age 67 and retired 22 years from the NYFD went to Ground Zero to offer my help in the recovery after the terror attacks.

September 17, 2018ChiefHead of FBI, Victims-Fund Director Urge Federal Responders to Sign Up
Despite the fact that thousands of FBI agents and other Federal first-responders played a critical role in the World Trade Center response and recovery, only 1,000 of the 30,000 applicants…

September 17, 2018ChiefFirefighters’ Memorial a Tribute To Those Whose Deaths Came Later, Too
During the 9/11 firefighter memorial service at the Firemen’s Monument on the Upper West Side, the sound of small children playing was a life-affirming counterpoint to the annual reading…

September 17, 2018ChiefAs WTC Illnesses Rise, Worry About VCF Cash
The dramatic spike in the volume of World Trade Center illnesses and claims has officials concerned that the $7.4-billion 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund may not have enough money…

September 17, 2018NY Daily NewsEMS workers, elected officials call for de Blasio to stop opposing paid sick leave for 9/11 responders
More than 17 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, EMTs sickened at the World Trade Center are still fighting for unlimited sick time due to resistance, they say, from Mayor de Blasio.

September 16, 2018Insider NJBody Count Politics and the Cost of Lost History
In the age of Trump we are seeing the shot at rehabilitation for the reputations of almost all our past Presidents, the living and the dead.

September 14, 2018Times LedgerAlways remember
Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and in Queens — as across the country — we marked the tragedy with somber tributes to remember those who lost their lives.

September 14, 2018Observer-DispatchUtica fire chief readies new lawsuit
The ongoing dispute involving Utica fire Chief Russell Brooks and his health started more than a year ago with an application.