Tuesday, August 11, 2009

9/11 Health Fallout - that time of year again...

This is the time of year when the media gives some overdue attention to the 9/11 health crisis -- which should be a much bigger story that is more widely reported year-round .... so, why don't they cover it more thoroughly?

If anyone doesn't believe these illnesses were caused by the toxic WTC dust, they must be living under a rock! It’s heartbreakingly tragic that these heroes have to suffer from such devastating illnesses. Thousands of responders are just waiting for the other shoe to drop, wondering if they or their colleagues will be next; and many continue to suffer emotionally from their experiences as well. They were just doing their job, and now their lives may be taken from them. How many more stories like this do we have to hear before the government passes the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act?

9/11 Responders May Be At Raised Myeloma Risk
Cases are appearing at a younger age than is normal, researchers note

U.S. News & World Report

Immune System Cancer Found in Young 9/11 Officers
NY Times - The Associated Press