Dr. James Melius, advocate for workers’ health, dies at 69

James Melius, a  doctor who advised the sponsors of the Zadroga Act and assisted in the start of the World Trade Center health monitoring program, died on January 1, 2018 of a heart attack. Dr. Melius was 69, reports Richard Sandomir of the New York Times.

Dr. Melius graduated from Brown University and the University of Illinois School of Medicine, and held a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Illinois School of Public Health.

He also worked with survivors of the Bhopal gas leak.

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