News & Updates


December 27, 2018 -- WIVB -- 9/11-related cancers killed 15 police officers in 2018
Fifteen police officers died in 2018 from cancers related to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, according to a new report.

December 27, 2018 -- NCBI -- Cord blood perfluoroalkyl substances in mothers exposed to the World Trade Center disaster during pregnancy
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may have been released during the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11.

December 26, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Honor the heroes: The city and country must do right by 9/11 responders
When, last spring, Mayor de Blasio implored the Legislature to defeat a bill requiring the city to grant unlimited sick time for municipal employees for line-of-duty ailments…

December 24, 2018 -- Chief -- Council Hearing Shows Tension Among Unions Still Seeking WTC Sick Leave
Two months after District Council 37 and the de Blasio administration reached an agreement on extending unlimited sick time to civilian city workers battling World Trade Center-related illnesses, the deal remains a lightning rod for controversy.

December 21, 2018 -- National September 11 Memorial Museum -- 9/11 Memorial Glade Construction Moves Forward
Over the past few weeks, 9/11 Memorial visitors might have noticed a change on the Memorial plaza.

December 17, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Some workers struggling with 9/11 illnesses still don’t have unlimited sick time two months after deal announced
Nearly two months after Mayor de Blasio touted a deal to provide unlimited sick leave to all city employees sickened by the 9/11 attacks, some of them still have to choose between cancer treatments and getting a paycheck.

December 17, 2018 -- NCBI -- Excess HPV-related head and neck cancer in the World Trade Center Health Program General Responder cohort
The World Trade Center (WTC) attacks exposed rescue and recovery workers to a complex mix of toxicants, including carcinogens.

December 17, 2018 -- WRIC -- Former RPD, NYPD officer who responded to 9/11 battling health concerns
A first responder who battled flames on Sept. 11 in New York says toxins he inhaled then as a New York Police officer led to his early retirement after joining Richmond Police.

December 17, 2018 -- Chief -- WTC Medical Director Says Those With PTSD Deserve VCF Benefits
One of the World Trade Center Health Program’s top doctors says that as Congress contemplates a reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, it must right a wrong baked into the original program…

December 17, 2018 -- NCBI -- Persistent self-reported ear and hearing problems among World Trade Center-exposed firefighters and emergency medical service workers
The goal of this study was to estimate the impact of exposure to the World Trade Center (WTC) site on annual and persistent rates of otalgia and hearing impairment among Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)…