Among nearly 21,000 rescue and recovery workers, the overall cancer rate is 15 percent higher than the general population, according to a new study.
The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.
Their payouts range from $10,000 to $1.5 million. It will be years, though, before the group sees all that money.
The most comprehensive study on whether the toxins in the air at ground zero after 9/11 are linked to cancers is unlikely to end the debate over health questions.
The president of the FealGood Foundation, which assists first responders and others who were injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said his organization may not be able to keep operation efficiently next year.
If Congress fails to reach a budget deal, automatic across the board cuts in January would slash $38 million from the Zadroga Act, which helps care for sick 9/11 responders.
The federal government announced Monday that dozens of types of cancer will be now be covered under a healthcare fund for first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The federal government will reportedly announce that about 50 types of cancer will be added to the 9/11 compensation list, and that the funds will finally be distributed.
Until today, there wasn’t a clinic for 9/11 responders in Brooklyn, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported. 9/11 first responder and advocate John Feal called the new center monumental.
A health advisory committee has recommended that certain cancers be included in coverage under the Zadroga Act.
The fund is intended to help people who became ill after working at ground zero and others whose sicknesses can be tied to the site. Residents, workers and those whose claims to the first fund were denied can apply beginning today.
More than 135 oral histories will be part of the collection, made possible by Rep. Steve Israel and Rep. Peter King.
Years from now, will the words “ground zero” still be used by New Yorkers to describe the World Trade Center site? Some say it’s time to move past using those words, because the site is no longer a disaster zone.
The federal government is now saying that cancer-striken Ground Zero 9/11 responders will not benefit from the Zadroga Act.
A group of 9/11 responders is in Washington, trying to convince lawmakers to give a helping hand to cops and firefighters.