9/11 Victim Blog

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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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers

How to Apply for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

By Troy Rosasco

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act created the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to help first responders, New York survivors, and families who suffered from illness and harm after the terrorist attacks. When the World Trade Center towers fell, they released more than 2,500 contaminants and toxins into the air. This toxic dust cloud […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation
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Proving Eligibility for Victim Compensation Fund

By Hansen & Rosasco

It has been nearly 20 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Since that fatal day, over a hundred thousand volunteers, responders, and survivors have found themselves diagnosed with a variety of long-term chronic illnesses, cancers, and respiratory conditions. To help these individuals, Congress opened the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This fund is […]

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Posted under: 9/11 Victim Compensation, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility
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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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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers, Lung Cancer
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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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Posted under: 9/11 Cancers
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Health Benefits for 9/11 Survivors During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Hansen & Rosasco

Health Benefits for 9/11 Survivors During the Coronavirus Crisis The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program fully recognizes the danger that the COVID-19 poses to 9/11 first responders and survivors – the Downtown NYC workers, residents, and students, among others.  In spite of the difficulties brought on by COVID-19, the WTC Health Program continues its […]

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Posted under: The Victims' Compensation Fund
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9/11 Ground Zero journalists, reporters and camera operators are urged to seek compensation help from September 11th Victim Fund

By Hansen & Rosasco

Journalists who rushed to cover the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 wrote the first draft of history. They thought of nothing except covering this story and keeping the public informed. Now, they are getting sick with 9/11-related cancers. Compensation and free lifetime medical help is available. Consider Bruce David Martin, who was a news […]

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Help for 9/11 Survivors Exposed to Toxins in Lower Manhattan

By Hansen & Rosasco

Marcy Borders stood amid the World Trade Center collapse on Sept. 11, 2001, covered with Ground Zero dust, inhaling the toxic fumes spewing from the crash site. Her photo leaves an indelible mark in the minds of all Americans when they remember September 11, 2001. That moment is forever frozen in time because of a […]

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For FDNY firefighters, 9/11 Cancer Risk Continues

By Hansen & Rosasco

New York City firefighters (as well as firefighters from other jurisdictions) continue to face increased cancer risks and battle chronic respiratory issues – even 18 years after the World Trade Center attacks. This finding is based on research discussed at a recent Regional Firefighter Cancer Seminar at the FDNY Fire Academy on Randall’s Island. The […]

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