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/ :

November 20, 2017Metro9/11 Health info forum being held this weekend
The forum will be held at PS 124 in Chinatown on November 18th.

November 19, 2017
WABCPush to raise awareness for those who may have been sickened by toxins released in 9/11 attacks
On September 11th, Virginia Eng was a public school teacher in Chinatown. She can still taste the air in the months after the terrorist attacks – our city’s darkest day.

November 18, 2017NY Daily NewsN.Y. Congress members urge Labor Dept. to accept type of cancer as 9/11-linked
A bipartisan group of New York Congress members are pushing the Department of Labor to recognize a specific type of cancer known to afflict 9/11 first responders.

November 17, 2017Downtown ExpressTeachers, students Downtown on 9/11 should register for federal benefits, says lawyer
Roughly 250,000 people who breathed poisoned air while living, working, and studying Downtown after 9/11 don’t realize they may be eligible for compensation and healthcare from Uncle Sam, with many of them still believing…

November 17, 2017Congresswoman Nita LoweyLowey, Maloney, King, Nadler Call on Department of Labor to Reconsider Its Stance on Link Between CLL Illness and 9/11
The Department of Labor’s determination that no causal relationship exists between chronic lymphocytic leukemia and 9/11 conflicts with the determinations of medical experts and other government offices and leaves victims without…

November 16, 2017Observer-DispatchRussell Brooks to battle City of Utica in court over 9/11 benefits
Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Utica fire Chief Russell Brooks will take the city to court.

November 16, 2017
Brooklyn EagleAdvocates urge 9/11 victims to apply for Zadroga help
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act isn’t just for first responders, according to advocates and elected officials, who are mounting an all-out effort to spread the word that the federally funded program is…

November 14, 2017
NY Daily NewsRetired FDNY firefighter who ‘never let cancer define him’ dies at 49 from 9/11-linked illness after three-year battle
A retired FDNY lieutenant and father of five is the latest first responder to succumb to cancer, contracted during his time working the pile at Ground Zero, authorities said Tuesday.

November 14, 2017
Daily MailWoman, 32, diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer years after the attacks which left her high school covered in toxic fumes
Michele Lent Hirsch was 16 when the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, four blocks from her high school in downtown Manhattan.

November 13, 2017
NCBIPosttraumatic Stress Disorder, Gender, and Risk Factors: World Trade Center Tower Survivors 10 to 11 Years After the September 11, 2001 Attacks.
Ten to eleven years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was evaluated in 1,755 World Trade Center (WTC) evacuees based on data from the WTC Health Registry.

November 10, 2017NY PostCity teachers claim to be sickened by 9/11 toxins
A disturbing number of faculty members at Stuyvesant HS have died of cancer in the 16 years since 9/11 — because of exposure to toxins from Ground Zero, a retired teacher at the elite school claimed Friday.

November 10, 2017
FOX5NY.COMFormer student suspects her cancer is 9/11-related; she is not alone
Michele Lent Hirsch, 32, believes that her thyroid cancer, diagnosed in 2010, traces back to her days as a student at Stuyvesant High School right after September 11, 2001.

November 10, 2017
Healio9/11 responders with PTSD more likely to have physical disabilities
PTSD was associated with a greater risk for functional limitations among World Trade Center responders, according to recent findings.

November 10, 20174 NYGrads of Schools Near Ground Zero: We Got Cancer From 9/11 Debris
The students at several schools around ground zero said they are now filing claims with the federal government to receive assistance from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

November 10, 2017Kings County PoliticsForgotten Victims of 9/11 Learn They Are Eligible for Federal Help If Sick
People who went to school, lived, worked, or volunteered in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights on 9/11 and the months that followed and were exposed to the toxins released by the collapse to the World Trade Center are…

November 9, 2017Spectrum16 Years Later: In Need of Help
Thousands of New Yorkers are still getting sick from the environment in lower Manhattan in the months after 9/11. Errol Louis discussed with former Stuyvesant student Michele Hirsch and attorney Michael Barasch.

November 9, 2017CBS NYLower Manhattan Residents, Workers Eligible For Free 9/11-Related Health Care
A lawyer is calling for anyone who lived or worked in Lower Manhattan during the September 11th terror attacks to see if they are eligible to receive free health care for 9/11-related illnesses.

November 9, 2017amnewyorkResidents, workers sickened after 9/11 qualify for federal help, but many don’t know it, officials say
City officials want people who lived and worked near ground zero in the aftermath of 9/11 to know they may be covered under the Zadroga act if they become sick.

November 9, 2017NY Daily NewsZadroga Act campaign to target students and teachers who attended downtown schools circa 9/11
It’s not just cops and firefighters who rushed to Ground Zero coming down with Sept. 11-related cancers — students and teachers at downtown schools are getting sick, too.

November 3, 2017Laboratory EquipmentBiomarkers May Provide Early Warning of Lung Problems in 9/11 Firefighters
Blood biomarkers appear to be an early-warning signal for the accelerated loss of lung function and airway obstruction in firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center…