Help Remember All the Victims of 9/11
Help Remember All the Victims of 9/11
This September we will mark the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11. In New York, the names of those killed in the attacks will be read aloud by their family members, friends, and coworkers.
Across the country, Americans will gather at memorials to honor the memories of those who died.
As a nation we resolved to never forget the attacks. But the truth is, we hadn’t entirely kept that promise.
What many Americans may not know is that as the nation recovered from 9/11, a public health disaster was just beginning to unfold. Thousands are sick and many have died years after the 9/11 attack because of the toxins at Ground Zero and the impact they have had on 9/11 responders and surviros.
Only until recently has Congress taken comprehensive action by authorizing and then reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Our organization, 9/11 Health Watch, is dedicated to helping these Americans. With the passing of another anniversary, we are asking you to remember all the victims of 9/11 – those who lost their lives on that terrible day and the thousands of living victims who are sick and those that are dying from their injuries.
How you can Help Remember All the Victims of 9/11.
If your community is having a 9/11 memorial we ask that you also include some mention of the Health Problems facing 9/11 Responders and Survivors.
- Over 33,000 Responders and Survivors have at least one 9/11 condition and over two thirds have more than one condition and a large number of those suffer from multiple injuries and illnesses.
- In the last year, over 22,000 have had some treatment provided by the Health Program.
- Over 4,166 have been certified to have a 9/11 related cancer, of which over 1100 are Fire fighters and EMS personnel.
- Over 2,000 active duty Fire Department personnel (Fire Fighters and EMS) and over 550 NYC Police Department personal have had to retire due to disabling 9/11 injuries.
- Over 94 New York Police Department officers and over 110 Firefighters have reportedly died of their 9/11 injuries since 9/11 and more are expected in the coming years.
- Currently there are over 72,000 Responders and Survivors in the World Trade Center Health Program either getting treatment of receiving medical monitoring.
- It has over 8,485 participating in the National Program which provides medical treatment and monitoring for 9/11 Responders and treatment for Survivors in every state.
- Out of 435 Congressional Districts, 433 have at least one 9/11 Responder or Survivor who is participating in the program.
Here is the list of cancers that are covered by the World Trade Center Health Program:
Childhood Cancers, Malignant Neoplasms, Blood and Lymphoid Tissue (including, but not limited to, lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma) Diffuse non-Hodgkin , Follicular (nodular) non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, Leukemia of unspecified cell type, Lymphoid leukemia, Malignant immunoproliferative diseases, Monocytic leukemia, Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms, Myeloid leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, Other leukemias of specified cell type, Peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Digestive System, Colon, Esophagus, Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts, Other and ill-defined digestive organs, Rectosignoid junction, Rectum, Retroperitoneum and peritoneum, Stomach, Eye and Orbit, Eye and adnexa, Breast Ovarian, Head and Neck, Accessory sinuses, Base of tongue, Floor of mouth, Gum, Hypopharynx, Larynx, Lip, Nasal cavity, Nasopharynx, Other and ill-defined conditions in the lip, oral cavity, and pharynx, Other and unspecified major salivary glands, Other and unspecified part of the mouth, Other and unspecified parts of the tongue, Oropharynx, Palate, Parotid gland, Piriform sinus, Tonsil, Bronchus and lung, Heart, mediastinum, and pleura, Other and ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs, Trachea, Skin (Melanoma and non-Melanoma), Malignant melanoma of skin, Other malignant neoplasms of skin, Scrotum, Soft Tissue, Other connective and soft tissue, Peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, Thyroid gland, Urinary System, Bladder, Kidney, Other and unspecified urinary organs, Prostate, Renal pelvis, Ureter, Mesothelioma, Rare Cancers.
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NY Daily News | August 31, 2014
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Last updated 3/25/2016