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    Different Types of Lung Conditions Caused by 9/11

    On September 11, 2001, a plume of toxic dust blanketed Lower Manhattan after a terrorist attack collapsed the World Trade Center towers. It exposed thousands of people to those toxins, including first responders; rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers; residents of the area; and people who worked, attended school, or happened to be in the area that day or in the many months that followed, though mid-2002. Here are the Different Types of Lung Conditions

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    What Is the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010?

    In 2010, following a bipartisan effort that lasted for several years, Congress approved the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The Act consolidated existing health care and medical monitoring programs into a new program known as the World Trade Center Health Program. It also reopened the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) with new eligibility criteria, filing deadlines, and limited funding. In slightly more than a decade, this Act has been reauthorized, including permanent reauthorization in 2019.

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    What Is the Nationwide Health Program Network?

    The World Trade Center Health Program-also known as WTC Health Program or WTCHP – also created several Clinical Centers of Excellence to serve responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center who live in New York City. However, the 9/11 Ground Zero responders and survivors enrolled in the program live in every state in the nation. Many survivors and responders also live abroad. Does this mean all of those individuals must travel to New York City to obtain medical care and monitoring? This post answers the question What Is the Nationwide Health Program Network?

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    Health Effects From Exposure To 9/11 Dust

    Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA, on September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, many more survivors and first responders died in the two decades since 9/11, and others are just now contracting serious, life-altering medical conditions from the toxic exposure. Below learn about the Health Effects From Exposure To 9/11 Dust.

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    Can I Recoup Medical Expenses That I Paid Because of My 9/11-Related Condition?

    You may already know that the WTC Health Program provides cost-free medical care and monitoring services to eligible members of the WTC Health Program. You probably also already know that you can receive compensation for the expenses and impacts of your illness, such as lost earnings. However, what you might not know is that you can even pursue compensation for the past expenses that you incurred as a result of your 9/11-related medical condition before you obtained certification of that condition.

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    Workers Who Survived 9/11 Near Ground Zero Now Battle For Their Lives

    Workers Who Survived 9/11 Near Ground Zero Now Battle For Their Lives. On September 11, 2001, Chris was walking to his job on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange when he heard a plane flying too close to the Manhattan skyline. The next thing he knew, he saw smoke barreling through the street. He found himself in a suit and tie, covered in soot, jumping along with 10 of his coworkers into a boat that his wife navigated from their home in Brooklyn to the South Street Seaport.

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    Even Among Firefighters, 9/11 Responders See Increased Cancer Risk

    Even Among Firefighters, 9/11 Responders See Increased Cancer Risk. After all, they routinely encounter toxic smoke containing plastics, carbon monoxide, cyanide, hydrogen chloride, benzene, and more. However, a recent study conducted by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) reveals that not only do the firefighters and EMTs who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and in the rescue, recovery, and cleanup efforts that followed have a higher incidence of cancer than the general population, but they even have a higher incidence of cancer than other firefighters.

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