Cancer and terrorism: the continued aftermath of 9/11

As the eleventh anniversary of the 2001 attacks against the World Trade Center in New York city ticks closer, an additional 58 cancers were added to the list of Federal coverable conditions as a result of exposure to toxins near Ground Zero.  While the visible damage has been replaced by a memorial, for thousands the lasting effects of the situation continue to bear down.  The World Trade Center Health Program provides benefits to numerous people individuals, including first responders, volunteers, survivors of the attacks, and those living near the site.

For additional details about the World Trade Center Health Program and its history, see this CNN news article: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/10/health/new-york-wtc-cancer/index.html?hpt=hp_t1.

 

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