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Connecticut Trooper Dies from Illness Contracted at World Trade Center Site on September 11

Connecticut State Police regrets to announce the passing of Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron, Jr., (retired). TFC Baron died Monday, May 25, 2020, from cancer resulting from his response to the World Trade Center site…

Impact on Rats From Acute Intratracheal Inhalation Exposures to WTC Dusts

Studies have revealed the increased incidence of health disorders in First Responders (FR) who were at Ground Zero over the initial 72 hr after the World Trade Center (WTC) collapses.

Coronavirus Adds to Health Risks of Ailing 9/11 Responders

Michael Hollander has prostate cancer, thymus cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and has had a piece of his heart removed — all linked to his emergency medical response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Multiple Myeloma in World Trade Center Responders: A Case Series

We report on cases of multiple myeloma (MM) observed in World Trade Center (WTC) responders registered in the WTC Medical Program.

World Trade Center Dust Induces Airway Inflammation While Promoting Aortic Endothelial Dysfunction

Respiratory ailments have plagued occupational and public health communities exposed to World Trade Center (WTC) dust since the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers.

First Responders Suffering 9/11-Related Illnesses Face Special Difficulties Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

There was a show of respect Thursday on Long Island for a fallen first responder who lost his battle with 9/11-related illness.

Robert Papik, Who Sacrificed His Health to Feed First Responders After 9/11, Dies of Coronavirus

Robert Papik was working for a catering company when the planes struck the Twin Towers on 9/11.

Allergy and Lung Injury among Rescue Workers Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster Assessed 17 Years after Exposure to Ground Zero

Following exposure to the WTC disaster, the patients in our cohort developed allergic hypersensitivity and severe lung injury with only partial reversibility.

Post-traumatic stress disorder and the association with overweight, obesity, and weight change among individuals exposed to the World Trade Center disaster, 2003-2016

Among Veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been shown to be associated with obesity and accelerated weight gain.

9/11 responder Michael J. Schnitzer remembered as a ‘perfect partner’

Rockville Centre resident Michael J. Schnitzer never took a day off.