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/ :

August 10, 2017NY Daily NewsRetired FDNY firefighter Michael Duffy dead at 63 after battle with 9/11-linked cancer
Another firefighter has lost his life to a 9/11-related cancer. Retired Firefighter Michael Duffy, a 20-year veteran of the department who spent time at Ground Zero after the terror attacks, died on Aug. 8, officials said Thursday.

August 3, 2017Downtown ExpressOp-Ed: 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund isn’t just for First Responders
There is a common misconception among many 9/11 survivors that the 9/11 Zadroga Health & Compensation Act was established to provide health care and compensation only for first responders. That is not true.

August 2, 2017Lung Disease NewsNYC Survivors of 9/11 Attack at Higher Risk for Chronic Heart, Lung Diseases, Study Shows
Nearly 16 years after terrorists destroyed New York’s World Trade Center, people who were exposed to high concentrations of hazardous materials and dust clouds still face significantly higher rates of chronic diseases, including heart and respiratory illnesses, finds an…

July 21, 2017NewsdayTributes at service for NYPD 9/11 first responder Robert Summers
More than 100 people gathered at a Rockville Centre church Friday to pay tribute to 9/11 first responder Robert S. Summers, a retired NYPD officer who died this week of cancer officials said he contracted while working at Ground Zero.

July 20, 2017NY Daily News‘Heroic’ retired NYPD cop dies from 9/11-linked cancer weeks after Ground Zero illness claimed another officer
Sixteen years after rushing to the smoldering wreckage of the World Trade Center, hero cop Robert Summers paid the ultimate price for his courage.

July 18, 2017Cardiovascular BusinessSept. 11 survivors, first responders face higher rates of heart disease
First responders and survivors at the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were exposed to hazardous materials.