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Mesothelioma Added to 9/11 Compensation Fund

New Yorkers and first responders at risk of mesothelioma and other cancers because of 9/11 toxic exposures are now in line for compensation if they need it. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) this week added mesothelioma and 49 other cancers to the list of conditions covered under a $4.3 billion dollar compensation fund created by the 2010 Zadroga Act. The fund was set up to cover medical bills and other expenses for people who contracted serious health conditions after the 9/11 attacks.  Until this week, cancer, including mesothelioma, was not on the list of covered conditions. Hundreds of rescue workers including police, firefighters and EMS workers, as well as people in and around the World Trade Center towers … Continue reading Mesothelioma Added to 9/11 Compensation Fund »