Category Archives: Health Issues

9/11 Environmental Action – still fighting for Downtown’s 9/11 survivors

Dusica Sue Malesevic writes in the January 14, 2016 issue of the Downtown Express about 9/11 Environmental Action and their outreach to residents of Lower Manhattan who are eligible for treatment under the renewed Zadroga Act, but who may not realize the fact. Almost 400,000 Lower Manhattan workers, students and residents were exposed to contaminants during and after the 2001 terrorist attacks, […]

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Doctors, 9/11 Responders Call for Covering Neuropathy under Zadroga Act

A study at Long Island’s Winthrop University Hospital found that recovery workers who spent time at the World Trade Center site during the recovery efforts have a rate of neuropathy that is nearly 15 times higher than normal, and want neuropathy added to the list of covered conditions under the Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, reported […]

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State to pick $9 million tab for some expiring Zadroga benefits

Kirstan Conley writes in the New York Post on January 13, 2016 that New York state plans to pick up the estimated $9 million tab of ­extending benefits to World Trade Center recovery workers once a federal program set up in 2002 expires this year. Conley does repeatedly refer to “volunteers”, even though most recovery workers […]

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