News & Updates


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…

October 30, 2017 -- ScienceDaily -- 9/11 WTC responders show increased physical disability due to PTSD
A new study of more than 1,100 WTC responders cared for at the Stony Brook University WTC Wellness Program indicates a significant increase in physical disability among the responders.

October 29, 2017 -- Newsday -- Dr. Michael Guttenberg, who served at Ground Zero, dies
Physician’s cancer connected to airborne toxins at World Trade Center site, family attorney says.

October 28, 2017 -- Daily Mail -- New York firefighter who died from a brain tumor linked to 9/11 remembered for being ‘loved by many’ and his work on the Zadroga Act to protect those who were made sick at Ground Zero
Robert Tilerarcio, 58, was remembered by friends and family at the funeral Mass held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Massapequa, New York

October 21, 2017 -- Newsday -- Former FDNY lieutenant from North Bellmore honored posthumously
Hempstead Town officials Saturday dedicated a North Bellmore street in honor of a longtime resident and New York City firefighter who died of illnesses contracted at Ground Zero after 9/11.

October 20, 2017 -- Downtown Express -- SATURDAY: World Trade Center Health Program hosts 9/11 health fair
Uncle Sam is inviting Downtown residents to a 9/11 health fair called “Research to Care” at NYU Langone Medical Center tomorrow, where locals can quiz doctors and researchers about medical conditions related to the terrorist attacks, according to Assemblywoman…