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Monthly Archives: May 2018

U.S. Was at War With al-Qaida Before 9/11 Military Judge Rules, Allowing Trial Against Alleged Plotter to Proceed

May 25, 2018

By on 9/11 Victim Compensation

Programs established in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks – including the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program – have provided much needed financial and medical help to those who suffered because of the events of that tragic day. As effective and essential as these programs have been, one thing they cannot provide victims is justice and accountability for those who perpetrated these acts of terror. Though a recent court ruling has allowed a lawsuit brought by 9/11 victims against Saudi Arabia for its role in the attacks to proceed, most efforts at justice… READ ARTICLE

New Studies Show Increased Cancer Risk for Firefighters Who Responded to World Trade Center Attacks

May 11, 2018

By on 9/11 Cancers

Few groups have suffered from the long-term effects of the 9/11 attacks more than firefighters and other first responders who rushed to Ground Zero in the minutes, hours, and days after the first plane hit. Since that horrible day, scores of illnesses and cancers in firefighters, recovery workers, and residents of Lower Manhattan have been attributed to the “toxic cloud” which arose from the World Trade Center rubble. That cloud included many known carcinogens such as asbestos, glass fibers, lead, dioxins, PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl), PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and other hazards. In the first decade after 9/11, 697 cancers were… READ ARTICLE

Skin Cancers Most Common 9/11 Related Cancers

May 1, 2018

By on 9/11 Skin Cancer

9/11 related skin cancer is, by far, the  most common type of cancer suffered by downtown  New York City residents, workers, and students who were present in lower Manhattan on or after 9/11 attacks. This exposed population suffers from many types of skin cancers, including non-melanoma (malignant neoplasms) skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Less common, but much more serious, are malignant melanomas of the skin. Fortunately, downtown residents, workers, and students can receive lifetime healthcare form the World Trade Center Health Program which pays 100% for the cost of care of all 9/11-related dermatological… READ ARTICLE