WTC-Exposure Causes Damage To Lung Function

Poorer Lung Function in WTC-Exposed Firefighters A recent study of 10,461 Fire Department of the City of New York firefighters who served as first responders during 9/11 revealed a substantial decrease in lung function over the span of 13 years. Researchers found that lung function declined about 10% on average, with little to no long-term recovery.  […]

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More Time to Claim Compensation for 9/11 Cancers

The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund has been extended for five years (until 2020) and fully funded, allowing cancer victims exposed to dust, debris and fumes in the months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks to obtain financial compensation for their injuries, medical expenses and lost wages. With the extension of the Fund, victims typically have […]

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$4.6 Billion Made Available for 9/11 Cancer Victims

In December 2015, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was renewed, making an additional $4.6 billion available to compensate responders, office workers, students, and downtown residents diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses. The law extended the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for five years and the World Trade Center Health Program for 75 years. […]

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9/11 Prostate Cancer Claims, Register Now!

Individuals who were exposed to the toxins from the smoke and dust after 9/11 are more likely to develop certain cancers, such as prostate cancers, and those who have a 9/11 prostate cancer claim should register with the 9/11 Fund immediately. 9/11 Prostate Cancer Not on the Original List 9/11 related cancers were not on the original list […]

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More than 50% of Fund Already Awarded to 9/11 Survivors and Victims

On September 9th, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund released new statistics on compensation awards for 9/11 survivors and victims with 9/11 related conditions and cancers. The fund has now issued compensation awards totaling approximately $1.4 billion, which is more than 50% of the total money in the fund set up for 9/11 survivors and victims ($2.7 billion). […]

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“Dust Lady” Dies From 9/11 Related Cancer

Marcy Borders, the subject of a famous photograph taken right after the collapse of the first WTC tower, has died from a 9/11 related cancer. She was 42 years old. Marcy’s story is heartbreakingly common. An office worker in one of the towers on the morning of 9/11 she fled the building and was caught in the huge dust cloud […]

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9/11 Related Autoimmune Diseases: Still No Coverage

A few months ago, we reported on a study, published by Arthritis and Rheumatology, which showed that 9/11 rescue and recovery workers are 13% more likely to develop an autoimmune disorder—most commonly rheumatoid arthritis—for each month he or she worked on the pile. To read our coverage of this information click here. Since that time, the […]

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Thousands of 9/11 First Responders Diagnosed with Cancer

According to the federal government, 3,700 9/11 first responders and victims have 9/11-related cancer. Many cancers are more likely among Ground Zero responders, including thyroid, prostate, and blood cancers, and many 9/11 first responders have multiple cancers or conditions. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has been hit particularly hard. Over 1,000 FDNY responders […]

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70,000 Victims Helped by WTC Health Program

The World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical treatment to 9/11 first responders and survivors, now provides treatment to over 70,000 people. Between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, 3,600 people started receiving healthcare from the WTC Health Program, and 8,000 people were found eligible to receive often life-saving medical treatment. While nearly […]

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9/11 Victims Sick in Every State

Thousands of 9/11 victims who were exposed to the dust and smoking debris in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks are now suffering from 9/11 related conditions and cancers. According to new statistics, there are 9/11 victims suffering in every single state in the U.S.  This information highlights the fact that the re-authorization of the Zadroga Act […]

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