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World Trade Center Health Program; Petition 003-Kidney Damage; Finding of Insufficient Evidence On January 22, 2014, the Administrator of the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program received a petition to add “kidney damage” (Petition 003) to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List). The Administrator has not found sufficient scientific evidence to conduct an analysis of whether to add kidney damage and/or disease to the List. […]

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Cancer-surviving retired cop set for Ground Zero fundraising climb

By Maria Alvarez Newsday To see a video interview with Ron Pechtol, please click here. Cancer survivor and retired NYPD Officer Ron Pechtol has no regrets about being a cop even though it exposed him to the toxic smoke and smoldering fires of the 9/11 pile at the World Trade Center. “I worked there long […]

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9/11 Ground Zero air pollution linked to disease

By Will Phoenix American Live Wire According to a study conducted by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, first responders and people at Ground Zero when the 9/11 attacks took place in 2001 may have long-term health concerns not previously considered. Those who were exposed to the huge […]

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