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/ :

July 17, 2017
Reuters9/11 survivors face higher risk of heart and lung problems
Survivors of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 – and first-responders who were on the scene that day – may have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases…

July 17, 2017
RandDMagazineStudy Investigates Long-Term Health of 9/11 Survivors
First responders and survivors of the September 11 terrorist attack in New York City are suffering from an increased long-term risk of asthma, other respiratory diseases and heart attacks nearly 16 years after the tragic event.

July 13, 2017
liherald.comLegislation allows unlimited sick leave for 9/11 first responders
When a second plane hit the South Tower at downtown Manhattan’s World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Chris O’Connor was already on the scene.

July 12, 2017
silive.comShe was a 9/11 hero and a decorated cop — but illness took her chance to be a mom
Beautiful baby Luke shares his mother’s sweet smile and striking green eyes.

July 9, 2017NY TimesBill Would Give Green Cards to Undocumented 9/11 Volunteers
Carlos Cardona sifted through and cleared rubble for four days at ground zero after the Sept. 11 attacks.

July 7, 2017iHeartRadioTeachers and Students Ailing From 911 Toxins
It’s not just first responders ailing from the toxic September 11 air of 16 years ago.

July 7, 2017HillDem bill would grant green cards to undocumented 9/11 workers
The head of the House Democratic Caucus will introduce legislation next week that would grant permanent legal status to hundreds of undocumented workers who toiled in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

July 6, 2017PoliticoFirst responders score victories during legislative session
In a legislative session known more for what was not accomplished, New York’s first responders walked away from Albany with several policy victories.

June 29, 2017
FireEngineeringEulogy for FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer
FDNY Firefighter Ray Pfeifer, 59, passed away on May 28, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

June 29, 20175TJTKaminsky Fights For WTC First-Responders
The State Senate recently passed legislation, championed by Senator Todd Kaminsky, granting sick leave to 9/11 first-responders who contract an illness as a result of having worked in or around Ground Zero following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

June 29, 2017 — NYC PatchSept. 11 Worker Facing Deportation Freed For July 4
Carlos Cadona was pardoned of a drug crime earlier this month.

June 28, 2017
NY Daily NewsNYC pol launches national campaign to keep Queens ‘hero of 9/11′ from getting deported
A local lawmaker is going national with his bid to save a former Ground Zero worker from deportation, launching a coast-to-coast petition drive to raise awareness about the New Yorker’s plight.

June 27, 2017
ElsevierPost-9/11 sarcoidosis in WTC-exposed firefighters and emergency medical service workers
The World Trade Center (WTC) disaster released a huge quantity and variety of toxicants into the environment. To-date, studies from each of the three major cohorts of WTC-exposed workers have suggested “greater than expected” numbers of post-9/11 cases in…

June 22, 2017News 12 Long IslandFuneral held for firefighter from LI who died from 9/11-related illness
Hundreds of police officers and firefighters paid their final respects to a first responder from Massapequa who died from a 9/11-related cancer.

June 21, 2017
NorthJersey.comFormer ground zero worker gets drug case pardon, fights deportation
A former ground zero worker fighting deportation to Colombia for a 1990 drug conviction received a pardon from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday and will use it to challenge his removal from the country.

June 21, 2017
News 12 Long IslandLawmakers pass 9/11 sick leave for ex-NYPD officers
State lawmakers have passed a measure that will have the state pay for additional sick days for former NYPD officers who worked at Ground Zero.

June 18, 2017Newsday9/11 officers deserve our support
When it comes to taking care of the police officers who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and worked on the pile in the aftermath, the message can be as important as the money.

June 18, 2017Ground Zero recovery worker from Queens targeted by immigration authorities for deportation
A Queens man put his health on the line to help remove hazardous material from Ground Zero — and now immigration authorities want him removed from the country over a 30-year-old criminal case.

June 17, 2017NY Daily News9/11 still killing as retired cop and firefighter die of cancers
Two more first responders have died of 9/11-related cancers, officials said Friday.

June 15, 2017Downtown ExpressHonor overdue: After 15 years, National 9/11 Memorial finally includes Ground Zero workers
The thousands of rescue and recovery workers who risked their lives at Ground Zero — often called the “forgotten heroes” of the 9/11 attacks — will finally be remembered with a permanent monument at the National September 11 Memorial…