Category Archives: Health Issues

Timing is key for extending Zadroga Act

Rachel Shapiro Staten Island Advance While optimistic that Congress will renew the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stood alongside first responders, elected officials and doctors Tuesday on Staten Island in calling attention to the importance of the act and getting it renewed quickly. After coughing up blood and losing […]

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Number of Ground Zero responders with 9/11-linked cancers hits 3,700

Susan Edelman New York Post The rising toll of Ground Zero responders and others afflicted with 9/11-linked cancers has hit 3,700. The staggering tally of those suffering cancers certified by the feds as 9/11-related includes FDNY members (1,100), cops and other Ground Zero responders (2,134), and survivors such as downtown workers and residents (467). Many have […]

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September 11 Victim Fund Running Short; Urge Zadroga Act Renewal

Sarah Dorsey Chief Leader Only a quarter of September 11 compensation claims have been settled by the Federal Government, but half the money has already been allocated, prompting supporters of the Zadroga Act to step up their demands for the bill’s renewal. “It is clear from today’s report that Congress did not provide the September […]

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