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

City Council Hearing Examines Cancer Among WTC Responders

Representatives from the Health and Fire Departments, and the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine as well as community and labor advocates testified at a New York City Council hearing in June that asked the question “Are cancer rates increasing among 9/11 responders?”

The physicians who testified agreed it was still too soon for research to definitively answer the question and stressed the importance of close monitoring for all WTC-exposed individuals. Advocates pressed the City Council to support the re-authorization of the federal Zadroga Act which provides monitoring , treatment and compensation for WTC-related health problems through 2015.

Read Health Department testimony (PDF)

Read Fire Department testimony (PDF)


 
 

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