9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.

An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :

June 27, 2018NY Daily NewsA life of service: Remembering FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora
In the hell of Ground Zero, FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora toiled to ensure the safety of rescue and recovery workers, only to succumb last week to cancer contracted among them. May a hero rest in peace.

June 27, 2018NewsdayHealth program for 9/11 first responders will stay put at agency, King says
The Trump administration had proposed separating the program for 9/11 first responders from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which administers it now.

June 25, 2018NewsdayThe pain of 9/11 is inflicted anew
Chief Ronald R. Spadafora was by all accounts an exemplary firefighter who in a 40-year career provided leadership in the worst of times.

June 25, 2018WPVIReporter’s video helps 9/11 victim receive compensation
Over the past several years, more and more volunteers from the World Trade Center disaster have been diagnosed with cancer, linked to their exposure to the toxic smoke and fumes rising from the rubble.

June 24, 2018NewsdayFDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora, 63, dies of 9/11-related illness
The 40-year fire department veteran, who once lived in Levittown, and who worked at Ground Zero, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2015.

June 23, 2018NBC NYFDNY Veteran Succumbs to 9/11-Related Cancer, Commissioner Says
A 40-year FDNY veteran who oversaw rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site after 9/11 has succumbed to cancer linked to his efforts at ground zero.

June 23, 2018NY Daily NewsFDNY chief who led Ground Zero recovery dies of 9/11-related cancer
In the dark days after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the FDNY turned to Chief Ronald Spadafora to lead the department’s rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site.

June 21, 2018NCBIHead and Neck Cancer in World Trade Center Responders: A Case Series.
OBJECTIVE: To report on cases of head and neck cancer (HNC) among World Trade Center (WTC) responders participating in the WTC Health Program and seen at Rutgers WTC Center of Clinical Excellence.

June 21, 2018Buffalo NewsSchumer supports widow’s claim for 9/11 death benefits
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday that the state Workers’ Compensation Board should grant death benefits to the widow of State Trooper Lawrence W. Lakeman.

June 20, 2018Buffalo NewsEditorial: Pay the money to 9/11 widow, New York
Six years after answering the call to service at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, State Trooper Lawrence W. Lakeman died of pancreatic cancer.

June 20, 2018NCBIIncidence and prevalence of antibody to hepatitis C virus in FDNY first responders before and after work at the World Trade Center disaster site
The goals of this study were to assess the impact of work at the World Trade Center (WTC) site in relation to new, post-9/11/2001 (9/11) antibody to hepatitis C Virus (anti-HCV)

June 18, 2018WPIXFBI official, dead of 9/11-related cancer, remembered as number of cases grows
Hundreds of FBI officials in dark suits bowed their heads in a Virginia chapel Friday as a pastor offered a prayer to God: “Your son gave his life so that we may live.”

June 15, 2018NCBIBehavior problems in adolescence and subsequent mental health in early adulthood: results from the World Trade Center Health Registry Cohort
The present study examined the association between 9/11-related adolescent behavioral problems on mental health outcomes in early adulthood.

June 15, 2018Fox 5Memorial service honors FBI agent who died from cancer as a result from work during Sept. 11 attack
The Sept. 11 attacks is a day that is still etched in many people’s memories. Thousands of people died that day, including many first responders.

June 14, 2018Yuh-Line NiouAssemblymember Yuh-Line Niou Passes 9/11 Health Bill
This week, Assembly Bill A10499 (Niou), which assists individuals who participated in World Trade Center rescue, recovery or clean-up operations, passed the Assembly.

June 14, 2018Daily GazetteEditorial: 9-11 attacks continue to claim lives
Long-term illnesses from exposure to toxins at Ground Zero still destroying live.

June 13, 2018NCBIAlcohol and Drug-Related Mortality among Enrollees in the World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR), 2004-12.
Have World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) enrollees experienced increased alcohol and drug-related mortality associated with exposures to the events of 9/11/01?