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/ :
April 17, 2015 — U.S. News and World Report — More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues…
April 17, 2015 — Newsmax — PTSD Rampant Among 9/11 Responders
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire…
April 17, 2015 — WNYC — New Study Looks at 9/11 Health Effects on EMS Workers
Nearly one in eight EMS workers who responded to the World Trade Center attacks appears to be suffering from digestive problems, and one in seven could be depressed.
April 16, 2015 — USA Today — Health problems are common among 9/11 medical crews
Emergency medical service workers who went to Ground Zero after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001 have suffered from an usually high number of health problems, a new study shows.
April 16, 2015 — Time — Health Problems Linger for 9/11 First Responders
Emergency medical services workers who arrived at the World Trade Center site were twice as likely to show signs of depression than those who didn’t
April 9, 2015 — NY Post — Fund for ailing Ground Zero workers hits $1 billion mark
The fund for Sept. 11 victims has awarded more than $1 billion to date, with first responders receiving the bulk of the cash, according to a report released Wednesday.
April 8, 2015 — Wall Street Journal — Fund to Give More Than $1 Billion to Ailing Sept. 11 Workers
A congressional fund to compensate those who developed health problems after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has agreed to dole out more than $1 billion so far, officials said Wednesday.
March 24, 2015 — CDC — The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Reviewing Autoimmune Study
The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is reviewing a study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American College of Rheumatology’s Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology, and currently available online…
March 23, 2015 — MD Magazine — Post-9/11 Work at Trade Center Site Ups Autoimmune Dz Risk
Workers with prolonged exposure at the World Trade Center (WTC) site following 9/11 are at increased risk of developing systemic autoimmune diseases, according to a study published online March 16 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
March 19, 2015 — CBS News — New health worry for 9/11 recovery workers
Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.
March 19, 2015 — Reuters — Judge OKs settlements for 78 World Trade Center cleanup workers
A federal judge on Thursday approved settlements for 78 cleanup workers who claimed to have suffered respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses while working in buildings near the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks.
March 16, 2015 — PEER — EPA AGREES TO ADDRESS RISKS TO 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS
Whistleblower Petition Forces EPA to Examine Its Lax Corrosive Dust Limits
March 16, 2015 — E & E Publishing — EPA to scrutinize dust regs amid World Trade Center concerns
U.S. EPA has agreed to consider clamping down on corrosive dust after watchdogs complained that the current standards failed to protect rescue workers after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.