Posted Aug 31, 2011 by Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on Illnesses Covered
According to an exclusive article in today’s New York Post, a new scientific study linking 9/11 toxic exposure at Ground Zero among NYC firefighters and certain types of cancers will be published next month in the prestigious peer-reviewed medical journal, The Lancet.
This will hopefully be the concrete scientific evidence that Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum needs to allow first responders with certain cancers to file for compensation under the new Zadroga 9 11 Act.
The seven year federally funded study published in the The Lancet (which is world renowned and has been continually published since 1823) is expected to contradict the prior determination of Dr. John Howard, Director of NIOSH, who previously found that there was not enough evidence to link certain cancers to Ground Zero toxic exposures.
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum has repeatedly stated that she will review the eligibility criteria for first responders with 9/11 related cancers based upon new scientific evidence linking exposure to certain cancers. This study appears to be the missing link.
We will anxiously await the publication of this important study. Thanks to Susan Edelman and Sally Goldenberg for breaking this important 9/11 cancer link story in the New York Post.