News & Updates


April 4, 2004 -- New York Times -- Panel Is Split on Ways to Retest Air in Homes Near Ground Zero
A panel of experts began its critical review yesterday of the federal government's cleanup of Lower Manhattan after the collapse of the World Trade Center, and immediately found itself torn between the needs of science and the health concerns of residents. Continue reading

April 1, 2004 -- New York Times -- Panel Is Split on Ways to Retest Air in Homes Near Ground Zero
A panel of experts began its critical review yesterday of the federal government's cleanup of Lower Manhattan after the collapse of the World Trade Center, and immediately found itself torn between the needs of science and the health concerns of residents. Continue reading

April 1, 2004 -- New York Times -- Panel Is Split on Ways to Retest Air in Homes Near Ground Zero
A panel of experts began its critical review yesterday of the federal government's cleanup of Lower Manhattan after the collapse of the World Trade Center, and immediately found itself torn between the needs of science and the health concerns of residents. Continue reading

March 27, 2004 -- New York Times -- Bill Would Help Thousands Exposed to 9/11 Dust Plume
Thousands of people who live or work in Lower Manhattan and were exposed to the dust plume after the World Trade Center attack would be eligible to undergo health screening under a bill expected to be introduced in Congress on Monday. Continue reading

March 27, 2004 -- New York Times -- Bill Would Help Thousands Exposed to 9/11 Dust Plume
Thousands of people who live or work in Lower Manhattan and were exposed to the dust plume after the World Trade Center attack would be eligible to undergo health screening under a bill expected to be introduced in Congress on Monday. Continue reading

March 26, 2004 -- New York Times -- U.S. Calls Apartment Interiors Safe After Its Post-9/11 Cleanup
A report by the federal Environmental Protection Agency shows that the agency's efforts to clean up thousands of apartments in Lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center attack were successful in removing asbestos and other harmful materials. Continue reading

March 26, 2004 -- New York Times -- U.S. Calls Apartment Interiors Safe After Its Post-9/11 Cleanup
A report by the federal Environmental Protection Agency shows that the agency's efforts to clean up thousands of apartments in Lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center attack were successful in removing asbestos and other harmful materials. Continue reading

March 19, 2004 --
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), who has been heavily involved in the long and difficult effort to win federal funds for the health monitoring of 9/11 rescue workers, released the following statement today in response to yesterday’s announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson that HHS would finally award $81 million to medical institutions for the screening of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. Continue reading

March 11, 2004 -- New York Times -- Group Sues Federal Agency Over 9/11 Health Hazards
The health of tens of thousands of people who live and work in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn has been endangered by the way federal officials mishandled the environmental hazards caused by the collapse of the World Trade Center, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in United States District Court in Manhattan. Continue reading

March 3, 2004 -- New York Times -- Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: 9/11 Registry Tops 25,000
More than 25,000 people have signed onto a registry devised to track the long-term health effects of the World Trade Center attack, the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced yesterday. Continue reading