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9/11 Respiratory Diseases Due to Toxic Dust and Fumes 

By Troy Rosasco

If you were at Ground Zero or in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, worked at the site or downtown Manhattan in the weeks following, or lived or attended school in the affected area and have suffered a respiratory condition as a result of your exposure to toxic dust and fumes in the air around […]

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Breast Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm) and Toxic Exposure to September 11th Dust

Breast Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm) and Toxic Exposure to September 11th Dust

By Troy Rosasco

Malignant neoplasm of the breast—also known as malignant breast cancer—is the most common cancer in women exposed to the toxic dust and fumes near Ground Zero on 9/11. In the most recent report, the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) noted that female breast cancer was definitely linked to 9/11 exposure in 321 first responders […]

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Mesothelioma and 9/11: What You Need to Know

Mesothelioma and 9/11: What You Need to Know

By Troy Rosasco

The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers released toxic chemicals, including asbestos, into the air. Many of the people who inhaled dust from the 9/11 attacks, including first responders, residents and workers in Lower Manhattan, and workers who helped remove those materials after the attacks, have since shown symptoms of asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma. […]

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9/11 and Breast Cancer

By Troy Rosasco

There is an epidemic of breast cancer in the downtown NYC population because of 9/11. When the Twin Towers collapsed, they exposed thousands of residents to a toxic cloud of more than 2,500 known contaminants. These contaminants included asbestos, glass, silica, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and concrete dust. In the weeks and months after the […]

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COVID-19 Puts 9/11 Community at Heightened Risk for Severe Life-Threatening Illness

By Hansen & Rosasco

COVID-19 coronavirus deaths in New York have now passed 14,000 as of April 20, 2020. This horrific number is more than the deaths on 9/11 itself and 9/11-related deaths to date – combined. It is likely that COVID-19 deaths will permanently eclipse 9/11 deaths to date and future related deaths. This is yet another tragedy […]

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Hansen & Rosasco - 9/11 Cancer Claim

New Link Found Between World Trade Center Dust and 9/11 Prostate Cancer Cases

By Hansen & Rosasco

The World Trade Center Dust Cloud Many remember the dark dust cloud that covered New York City after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. For first responders, commuters and anyone who worked in Downtown Manhattan, it was overwhelming as everyone tried to escape the congestion, chaos and fumes. For viewers far away, it was horrific […]

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Hansen & Rosasco - 9/11 Cancer Claim

Uterine Cancer is Not a “VCF Covered Condition” for 9/11 Survivors

By Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and World Trade Center Health Program cover approximately 70 cancers, considered “VCF covered conditions,” which provide free health care to eligible first responders, residents, employees and students who were in Lower Manhattan at the time of the terrorist attacks and in the months after. One condition not considered a […]

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Hansen & Rosasco - 9/11 Cancer Claim

9/11 First Responder Dies of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

By Hansen & Rosasco

Amid the toxic fumes at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Nick and Margaret Ursta had just one face mask to filter contaminants in the air, so they took turns wearing it. The Urstas had traveled from Pittsburgh with a crew of fellow first responders from the White Oak Rescue […]

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