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As NY Lawmakers Push for Zadroga Act Extension, RD Legal Funds Lagging Payouts
Cresskill, NJ: Three days before the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, federal lawmakers and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called for the reauthorization of the Zadroga Act. Later this month, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce a bill requesting a 25 year extension (until 2041) into the U.S. Senate. Proponents of the extension, [...]

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Doctor: 9/11 Responders’ Illnesses Becoming Worse
On September 11, 2001 thousands of firefighters, police officers, and volunteers rushed to the World Trade Center to help dig through the rubble for survivors and find remains of those who died. They didn’t know at that time that the air they breathed was toxic. Read More : http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/09/11/first-responders-doctor

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Mon
PTSD and Respiratory Illness Long-Term Problem Among 9/11 Responders
A team of researchers has found that even years after the attack, most of the 9/11 World Trade Centre responders continue to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and respiratory illness. In the 9/11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center, several rescue and recovery workers descended to the site. These first responders were exposed to [...]

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Mon
Study On Exposure To 9/11 Dust Shows Nerve Damage In Rats
MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A study on the short term effects of residual dust from the World Trade Center on rats showed some nerve damage, according to Winthrop-University Hospital Researchers. The pilot study showed that exposure to dust from the debris of the terrorist attacks “affected the slowing of the conduction within the nerve,” said Dr. Marc Wilkenfeld, Chief [...]

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Lawmaker targets pharmacy that fleeced 9/11 responders
A bill aimed at stopping an Upper East Side pharmacy from fleecing 9/11 responders by charging them $150 for a simple printout of records is in the works. Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, chairman of the health committee, will introduce an amendment to “close a gap in state law” that requires medical facilities to provide copies of medical records at [...]