Archive of News (2011)

News stories by year:

Respiratory Illness, PTSD Appear Linked in 9/11 Workers

Among responders to the World Trade Center disaster, there appears to be a relationship between respiratory problems and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers found. Continue reading

Court finds 9/11 toxins likely caused NYPD Officer Frank Macri’s fatal cancer

The widow of a city cop killed by lung cancer after two months of toxic post-9/11 duty won a bitter four-year fight Tuesday to collect enhanced line-of-duty death benefits.
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V.C.F. deadline means tough choice for some 9/11 survivors

On December 22, 2010, 9/11 health advocates won a hard-fought battle to persuade the U.S. Congress to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Continue reading

About 500,000 exposed to WTC attack toxics

The attacks on the World Trade Center put about 500,000 people at risk of negative health effects from chemicals, toxins and trauma, U.S. researchers say. Continue reading

Health problems worsen for 9/11 responders

As Alex Sanchez leaves his Washington Heights apartment with his young son and walks up the block to Broadway, he stops twice to catch his breath. When he starts walking again, he’s slower than before. His labored breathing sounds like that of an elderly man. He’s 44. Continue reading

Terms Met, Payout Rises for Workers at 9/11 Site

More than 10,000 ground zero rescue and cleanup workers who settled lawsuits with New York City over damage to their health will share an extra $55 million in bonus payments but will not have to pay lawyers’ fees on the increase, a federal judge has ruled. Continue reading

Study Suggests Higher Cancer Risk for 9/11 Firefighters

A new study says firefighters who toiled in the wreckage of the World Trade Center in 2001 were 19 percent more likely to develop cancer than those who were not there, the strongest evidence to date of a possible link between work at ground zero and cancer. Continue reading

Dusty Legacy Of 9/11 Still A Medical Mystery (VIDEO)

Like a lot of New Yorkers who spent time near the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center, Lorraine Ashman needs to take a deep breath before listing all the health problems that have afflicted her over the past decade. Continue reading

9/11 ten years later: For many, the battle still continues

The official tally is that 23 NYPD officers lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terror attacks — but 45 cops have died of cancer since then, and hundreds more are battling the disease.
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Latest WTC Registry Study to Ask About 9/11 Health Effects

More than 70,000 people exposed to the WTC attacks and their aftermath will undergo a third major study to assess the health effects of the terror strike, the city health department said.
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