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9/11 Medal of Valor for Public Safety Officers bill to be introduced to Congress

Those law enforcement, EMS and fire personnel who responded to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and who have died of site-related illness will be eligible to receive the Presidential Medal of Valor if a new bill, the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Act of 2017, passes. The bill will be introduced in the next session of […]

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9/11 children: scientists find toxins in their baby teeth

A pilot study made by doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital has found abnormal levels of lead and tin in the baby teeth of children living near the World Trade Center at the time of the terrorist attacks, reports Leah McGrath Goodman in Newsweek. These neurotoxins can affect the entire nervous system in a frightening variety of ways. […]

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Luis Palermo Jr., Nassau police officer on 9/11, dies

Luis A. Palermo Jr., a decorated Nassau County police officer who worked during the recovery efforts after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, died on September 4, 2017 of World Trade Center-related cancer at the age of 49, reports Michael O’Keeffe of Newsday. Palermo was diagnosed with cancer about five years ago. Palermo is survived […]

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