Archive of News

News stories by year:

9/11 First Responders, Others At Ground Zero, Among Those Most Vulnerable To COVID-19

Seniors and people with underlying health conditions have been the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, and that includes the 9/11 first responders and the thousands of others whose health were impacted by breathing in the toxins at Ground Zero.

Synergistic Effect of WTC-Particulate Matter and Lysophosphatidic Acid Exposure and the Role of RAGE: In-Vitro and Translational Assessment

World Trade Center particulate matter (WTC-PM)-exposed firefighters with metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) have a higher risk of WTC lung injury (WTC-LI).

9/11 survivors’ risk of getting coronavirus spikes as stay-at-home orders loosen

Every day is a struggle for those who survived the Sept. 11attacks on the World Trade Center, but things only got worse for those first responders when the coronavirus arrived in the United States.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Survivors of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attacks: A Review of the Literature

Prior reviews of 9/11-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have not focused on the civilian survivors most directly exposed to the attacks.

His first day as a firefighter was 9/11, and he’s still suffering the health effects

Rob Serra was a 21-year-old rookie firefighter when he became a 9/11 first responder.

Pandemic Puts WTC Health Program’s Monitoring Efforts On Hold

The coronavirus pandemic has put the World Trade Center Health Program’s monitoring efforts on pause, but social distance protocols may allow it to reopen this summer.

Injury Severity and Psychological Distress Sustained in the Aftermath of the Attacks of 11 September 2001 Predict Somatic Symptoms in World Trade Center Health Registry Enrollees Sixteen Years Later

The World Trade Center attacks of 11 September 2001 (9/11) have been associated with the subsequent development of chronic diseases.

9/11 first responders face another health challenge in COVID-19

Arthur Lacker spent two-and-a-half years hauling debris from the World Trade Center site after 9/11, breathing in the toxic dust that would sicken tens of thousands of first responders.

Evaluation of medical surveillance and incidence of post-September 11, 2001, thyroid cancer in World Trade Center–exposed firefighters and emergency medical service workers

In this cohort study, researchers explored the correlation between World Trade Center (WTC) exposure and thyroid cancer among Fire Department of the City of New York (hereafter, Fire Department) rescue/recovery workers…

NY trooper dies of 9/11-related cancer

Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron Jr. was an 18-year veteran of the state police.