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Heroic Police Officer, 60, Was Among the First To Respond to 9/11 Attacks, Now Decades Later He’s Battling Cancer Linked to Ground Zero

He is among thousands of people in and around Ground Zero on that horrific day that dealt with lingering health effects many years later.

Illness and Advocacy After 9/11

“Dust: Illness and Advocacy After 9/11” is a new installation exploring the impacts of the toxic dust that blanketed city streets and coated the insides of homes, businesses, and schools in the area.

State trooper who died from 9/11-related illness memorialized in Washington

New York State Trooper Nicholas Georgeadis, 52, from Wilton died last year from a 9/11 related illness. Now he’ll be forever etched in our nation’s memory.

Gottheimer Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Victims of Terrorism

The act has been broadly endorsed by 9/11 victims’ advocacy groups, including 9/11 Children for Justice, 9/11 Justice, 9/11 Families United, and the Family Steering Committee of the 9/11 Commission.

Rep. Lawler introduces bill aimed at shoring up terror victim compensation fund

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to shore up a fund that compensates victims of terror attacks, including Sept. 11.

‘Revived’ 9/11 Worker Protection panel remains dormant

Although state lawmakers in 2020 passed legislation reconvening a 9/11 worker’s protection task force, none of state officials responsible for nominating the panel’s members appear to have done so.

City transit workers still awaiting 9/11 disability benefits

Although a profusion of state and federal legislation granted disability benefits to civil service workers who worked at the site, city transit workers have so far been shut out.

Dallas Penn

Penn never stopped playing the fool, and was so funny and self-effacing it was easy to overlook how smart and pointed he was.

Interstitial Lung Disease and Progressive Pulmonary Fibrosis: a World Trade Center Cohort 20-Year Longitudinal Study

The prevalence of post-9/11 ILD was more than two-fold greater than the general population.

Analyzing World Trade Center Ground Zero Workers and Systemic Sclerosis

Researchers conducted a retrospective study to describe the features of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) exposed to WTC.