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 12, 2014 — NY Post — Recognizing 9/11’s real heroes
First responders who became ill after working at Ground Zero deserve every penny of compensation they get. But does that mean anyone claiming to be such a person should automatically be believed?

August 11, 2014 — NY1 — Committees Representing 9/11 Survivors Want Changes to Memorial Museum Exhibit
Committees representing survivors and first responders of the September 11 attacks are calling for changes to the Memorial Museum.

August 11, 2014 — NY Post — Sick first responders snubbed by 9/11 Museum
The 9/11 Museum has been drawing criticism from first responders upset with the way its exhibits portray those who suffered in the aftermath of the terror attacks.

August 10, 2014 — NY Daily News — Anger over 9/11 Museum exhibit that casts doubt on link between health problems and toxic Ground Zero air
Committees representing 9/11 survivors and first responders are demanding the museum rewrite three of the panels in the ‘After 9/11’ exhibit because they say they contain inaccurate information about the connection between exposure to toxic dust and widespread health issues.

August 8, 2014 — NY Daily News — IRS updates public guidance for 9/11 survivors, families to claim tax exemptions on disability payments
Disability payments ‘for injuries incurred as a direct result of a terrorist attack directed against the United States (or its allies)…are not included in income,’ the agency says in a Thursday update.

August 6, 2014 — Fire Engineering — File Your World Trade Center Service by 9/11/14
Firefighters Who Responded to the 2001 WTC Terrorist Attacks Must Register by August 14, 2008, for Benefit Eligibility

August 4, 2014 — Mesothelioma Help — Medical Team Supporting 9/11 Ground Zero First Responders Seeing Growing Number of Cancer Cases
Rescue workers who rushed to aid victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks now face the growing risk of developing mesothelioma and other forms of cancer.

August 4, 2014 — Concord Monitor — Ground Zero death count is still rising
In the days following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the death toll changed with each passing hour. Thirteen years later, it’s still growing. It will continue to do so.

August 1, 2014 — Dick Morris — Twenty-Five Hundred 911 Responders Have Cancer…Only 5% Have Received Money – Lunch Alert
In this video commentary, I discuss how twenty-five hundred 911 responders have cancer, but only 5% have received monetary compensation.

July 31, 2014 — CNN — Number of 9/11-related cancer cases is growing
Cancer is plaguing a growing number of first responders and rescuers who worked at ground zero after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

July 29, 2014 — Time — The Link Between 9/11 and Cancer Still Isn’t Entirely Clear
A number of complicating factors and delayed data make conclusions difficult to draw