News & Updates


November 10, 2017 -- NY Post -- City teachers claim to be sickened by 9/11 toxins
A disturbing number of faculty members at Stuyvesant HS have died of cancer in the 16 years since 9/11 — because of exposure to toxins from Ground Zero, a retired teacher at the elite school claimed Friday.

November 10, 2017 -- FOX5NY.COM -- Former student suspects her cancer is 9/11-related; she is not alone
Michele Lent Hirsch, 32, believes that her thyroid cancer, diagnosed in 2010, traces back to her days as a student at Stuyvesant High School right after September 11, 2001.

November 10, 2017 -- Healio -- 9/11 responders with PTSD more likely to have physical disabilities
PTSD was associated with a greater risk for functional limitations among World Trade Center responders, according to recent findings.

November 10, 2017 -- 4 NY -- Grads of Schools Near Ground Zero: We Got Cancer From 9/11 Debris
The students at several schools around ground zero said they are now filing claims with the federal government to receive assistance from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

November 10, 2017 -- Kings County Politics -- Forgotten Victims of 9/11 Learn They Are Eligible for Federal Help If Sick
People who went to school, lived, worked, or volunteered in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights on 9/11 and the months that followed and were exposed to the toxins released by the collapse to the World Trade Center are…

November 9, 2017 -- Spectrum -- 16 Years Later: In Need of Help
Thousands of New Yorkers are still getting sick from the environment in lower Manhattan in the months after 9/11. Errol Louis discussed with former Stuyvesant student Michele Hirsch and attorney Michael Barasch.

November 9, 2017 -- CBS NY -- Lower Manhattan Residents, Workers Eligible For Free 9/11-Related Health Care
A lawyer is calling for anyone who lived or worked in Lower Manhattan during the September 11th terror attacks to see if they are eligible to receive free health care for 9/11-related illnesses.

November 9, 2017 -- amnewyork -- Residents, workers sickened after 9/11 qualify for federal help, but many don’t know it, officials say
City officials want people who lived and worked near ground zero in the aftermath of 9/11 to know they may be covered under the Zadroga act if they become sick.

November 9, 2017 -- NY Daily News -- Zadroga Act campaign to target students and teachers who attended downtown schools circa 9/11
It’s not just cops and firefighters who rushed to Ground Zero coming down with Sept. 11-related cancers — students and teachers at downtown schools are getting sick, too.

November 3, 2017 -- Laboratory Equipment -- Biomarkers May Provide Early Warning of Lung Problems in 9/11 Firefighters
Blood biomarkers appear to be an early-warning signal for the accelerated loss of lung function and airway obstruction in firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center…