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Retired FDNY Lt. Edward McDonagh who ‘never let cancer define him’ dies at 49 from 9/11-linked illness after three-year battle

Lt. Edward (Eddie) McDonagh died of World Trade Center-related colon cancer at the age of 49, leaving a wife and five children. He was sick for three years due to his work finding remains at the site of the towers after the 2001 terrorist attacks, reports Thomas Tracy of the New York Daily News.  Lt. McDonagh […]

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Widow claims 9/11 toxins gave her teacher husband cancer

The widow of Robert Rodney, a former chemistry teacher at Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan, says Rodney died from exposure to the site of the former World Trade Center, writes Carl Campanile in the New York Post.  Mr. Rodney died in 2006 of a rare cancer of the brain’s lining at the age of 58. At least twelve […]

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Cancer cluster at top NYC school near Ground Zero, grad says

Students who attended Lower Manhattan schools at the time of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are now experiencing a cancer cluster, with young people suffering from cancers linked to toxins from the burning debris of the World Trade Center reports Carl Campanile of the NY Post. Stuyvesant  High School, one of the nearest […]

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