9/11 Health in News Update

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared last week 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 26, 2013– EHP — Cancer Incidence in World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers, 2001-2008
Cancers among 20,984 consented participants in the WTC Health Program were identified through linkage to state tumor registries in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

April 25, 2013– Medical Daily — 9/11 First Responders Show 15% Increased Risk of Cancer
Cancer among 9/11 responders is 15 percent higher than among the general population say researchers in a study published yesterday in Environmental Health Perspectives.

April 24, 2013– NY Post — More Ground Zero Junk Science
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine researchers reported this week that 9/11 responders have so far had 15 percent more cancer than people not exposed to Ground Zero. One study author told the media, “Just seven years after the attack, our study has shown an increase in cancer even at this early stage.”

April 23, 2013– NY 1 — Study Shows 9/11 Responders Have Higher Cancer Rate
September 11th first responders have a higher cancer rate than people who did not breathe in dust from the World Trade Center, according to a new report.

April 23, 2013– Courthouse News Service — 9/11 Responders May Seek Breast Cancer Treatment
After published studies showed a link between exposure to dust from the collapsed World Trade Center and breast cancer, the Department of Health and Human Services added breast cancer to its list of WTC-related medical conditions in its health program.

April 23, 2013– Huffington Post — 9/11 First Responders See 15% Increased Cancer Risk, Says Study
A major health study of 9/11 responders has found an increased risk of cancer, mirroring two prior investigations.

April 23, 2013– New York Daily News — Cancer rate 15% higher than normal for 9/11 responders: study
Cancer among 9/11 responders is 15% higher than among people not exposed to the Ground Zero toxins, a study by Mount Sinai Hospital’s World Trade Center Health Program has found.

April 23, 2013– Crain’s New York Business — Cancer rates elevated for some 9/11 responders
The members of Congress who were most instrumental in passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 said a finding of elevated cancer rates among first responders to the 2001 terrorist attack further justified the need for the law.

Ben Chevat
Executive Director
9/11 Health Watch