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NYC schools begin contacting 9/11 survivors about health risks

Students and teachers near ground zero were exposed to toxins.

Uterine Cancer Rejected As Related to WTC Time

The rejection of uterine cancer from the list of covered World Trade Center cancers is being cited by women’s-health advocates as evidence of a glaring gap in the WTC Health Program’s data and research…

NYC says retired firefighter’s cancers are caused by drinking and not 9/11, ignores court order to provide disability pension

The city is balking at a court order to provide a retired FDNY firefighter wasting away from a 9/11-related cancer with a full disability pension, believing the former smoke eater’s lethal illness is linked to excessive drinking…

18 years later, 9/11 responders and survivors continue to receive medical monitoring and treatment

Retired canine search specialist Steve Rochford was deployed with Phoenix Fire’s FEMA team a few days after the September 11th attacks.

Single-mom with cancer ‘could go tomorrow,’ but fighting due to 9/11 fund

When the first tower was struck, “we felt the turbulence — we had no idea what happened.”

DOE Searching For All Students At Lower Manhattan Schools Affected By 9/11

Eighteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, a new outreach is underway with the target being students from schools in lower Manhattan.

Former New York City students, staff eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Officials are encouraging more than 20,000 current and former students and educators at New York City public schools to apply for health care through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund…

Mental health, long-term medication adherence, and the control of asthma symptoms among persons exposed to the WTC 9/11 disaster

A positive association between mental health conditions and poor asthma control has been documented in the World Trade Center-exposed population.

World Trade Center Lung Injury May Be Predicted by Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is useful for predicting future lung injury in a cohort of individuals who were exposed to particulate matter from the World Trade Center (WTC) collapse, according to study results published in CHEST.

World Trade Center Health Program; Petition 023-Uterine Cancer, Including Endometrial Cancer; Finding of Insufficient Evidence

A Rule by the Health and Human Services Department on 09/24/2019