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, but only 82,000 — about 20 percent — have enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program to receive healthcare and medical screening for the many illnesses caused by toxins released in the buildings’ collapse.

The renewal of the Zadroga Act means that there are now an additional 25,000 treatment slots for survivors. People unsure of their eligibility or daunted by the process can contact 9/11 Environmental Action to be helped through the enrollment process.

This entry was posted in 9/11 Community, Health Issues. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Build-a-Rig Raffle to Honor the late NYPD Officer Scott Blackshaw

      February 5 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Brick paver fundraiser to build a fountain at the Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Garden

      February 11 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Virtual celebration of life for James Vincent McQuade, retired DSNY

      February 19 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Discussion – “How Open Technological Innovation Is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists”

      February 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    5. Wake & Funeral for retired FPNY Fire Patrolman Robert J. Renode, Jr. – Parlin, NJ/ South Amboy, NJ

      February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm