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9/11 Health - News and Events - 9-11 Worker Protection Task Force Interim Report

NIOSH Recommends Broad Cancer Coverage for WTC Health Program

John Howard, MD, Administrator for the WTC Health Program and Director of the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), proposed adding numerous cancers to the list of conditions that can be treated by the program under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

Dr. Howard followed the April recommendation (PDF) of the WTC Health Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. Members of the public have until mid-July to comment on the proposal, published in the Federal Register, before the government can take further action to implement the additional coverage and award cancer-related compensation.

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