News & Updates


June 1, 2007 -- NY Daily News -- None are so blind as those who won’t see
With each passing day, it becomes clearer that ignorance at the top of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is cultivated. Continue reading

May 31, 2007 -- New York Post -- 9/11 CANCER COPS
A group of 9/11 responders has contracted blood cancers at an unusually young age, and top doctors suspect the disease was triggered by an unprecedented "synergistic mix" of toxins at the World Trade Center site. Continue reading

May 29, 2007 -- NY Daily News -- No way to treat heroes of Ground Zero
Once more, New York's congressional representatives have had to squeeze out stopgap funding to provide medical care to thousands of sick Ground Zero workers. They secured just enough to keep the clinics open through September. Continue reading

May 26, 2007 -- New York Times -- Ensuring Progress at Ground Zero
Visitors to the former World Trade Center site last year witnessed the idle construction equipment and saw only the faintest of markings where the twin towers once stood. Ground zero was a sad place made even sadder by a lack of progress. Continue reading

May 25, 2007 -- New York Times -- A Death Tied to 9/11 Dust Is Not Cause for Alarm to Others, Experts Say
When the New York City medical examiner decided last week that Felicia Dunn-Jones’s death was directly linked to the dust of the destroyed twin towers, making her the 2,750th victim of the attack on Sept. 11, Mrs. Dunn-Jones’s husband, Joseph, was relieved beyond words. Continue reading

May 24, 2007 -- New York Times -- For the First Time, New York Links a Death to 9/11 Dust
New York City’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, has for the first time directly linked a death to exposure to dust from the destruction of the World Trade Center. Continue reading

May 22, 2007 -- New York Times -- Macho Mistakes at Ground Zero
As more and more workers who inhaled the dust at ground zero fall ill, it has become increasingly clear that much of the problem can be traced to the Giuliani administration’s failure to insist that all emergency personnel and construction workers at the site wear respirators. Continue reading

May 14, 2007 -- NY Daily News -- Ground Zero hero loses cancer fight
A retired NYPD street detective who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after toiling at Ground Zero died of the disease yesterday, his wife and the detectives' union president said. Continue reading

May 8, 2007 -- New York Times -- Study Links Rescuers’ Lung Ailment to Trade Center Collapse
In the first clinical study to clearly link World Trade Center dust to serious and sometimes fatal diseases, doctors have found that the number of New York City rescue and recovery workers with a rare type of lung-scarring condition soared in the year after the trade center collapsed. Continue reading

April 23, 2007 -- New York Times -- E.P.A. Is Urged to Widen Focus on 9/11 Health Effects
Health experts, environmental advocates and politicians called on the federal Environmental Protection Agency yesterday to address contamination and medical problems in Brooklyn and other areas outside Lower Manhattan resulting from the Sept. 11 attack. Continue reading