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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.

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Comments [2]

edc1022 from Brooklyn, NY 11210

Site cancer as the main disease under Zadroga Bill.

Dr. John Howard, medical examiner ruled out the 9/11 responders who are now cancer victims acquiring their illness from the tragedy of 9/11. They are being denied under the Zadroga Compensation Bill.
The importance cannot be overstated. The sick need our help with their illness and medical expenses. When and if they die—they will leave their spouses and families mired in medical debt besides the loss of their loved one. The sick and perhaps dying can no longer monetarily support their families—due to mostly cancer and are prisoners of their own homes. They need to be fairly compensated and treated with the dignity and respect of a United States hero. But now, the nation seemingly has forgotten these people by turning backs on them in their greatest hour of need. There will be future cancer illnesses attributed by the glass particle asbestos dust mixed with other toxicant particles of that day. After ten years we have not properly looked into the cause of why so many responders are now sick and dying of cancer.

I created a petition entitled cancer-stricken “WTC heroes are being denied”.

I'm trying to collect 100,000 signatures, and could really use your help.

To read more about what I'm trying to do and to sign my petition, click here:
http://www.change.org/petitions/wtc-heroes-are-being-denied

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Please ask your friends to sign the petition as well.

Jul. 31 2011 11:07 AM
Mary Mills from Jersey City

The Trade Center had so much asbestos in it that the ash made a fog of chemicals and asbestos. How can they not be covered for cancer?

Jul. 26 2011 05:42 PM

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