Category Archives: Health Issues

More funding available to compensate those sick from 9/11

Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya announced that the Victim Compensation Fund began payments Monday on Group B claims after funding became available on October 1, reported TN News Service. Now approximately 500 more rescue and recovery workers sick from their work in the aftermath of the the September 11th terror attacks are closer to receiving assistance with their catastrophic medical bills. […]

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9/11 firefighters have greater risk of thyroid, prostate cancers: study

FDNY firefighters who worked at the site of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks have an elevated risk of prostate and thyroid cancers compared to thousands of firefighters in San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia who weren’t exposed, finds a new study in the latest issue of  the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, writes Gail Kalinosk […]

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Fallout from 9/11 attacks on par with Fukushima and Chernobyl

At a recent conference at the New York Academy of Medicine, researchers shared more evidence of elevated rates of cancer, heart and respiratory disease and post-traumatic stress disorder among workers at the World Trade Center site that link to the chemicals at the site. One doctor avowed that the health consequences of the terrorist attacks of September […]

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