Zadroga Bill Won't Cover 9/11 Survivors With Cancer
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Cancer-stricken Ground Zero responders and residents will not be eligible to receive benefits under the federal Zadroga bill.
An initial review found there is not enough scientific evidence to support adding cancer to the list of disease linked to September 11, 2001, health problems.
The review, released Tuesday, is required under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act created to aid those sickened after the attacks.
it is the first such review of scientific evidence of exposure to contaminants at the World Trade Center site and cancer and noted that "very little" has been published the topic since the terror attacks.
The review was based on scientific findings, data from health agencies and information from the public. The next review will be released in 2012.
With the Associated Press