Post 9/11 Cancer List to Treat People Exposed to Dust and Fumes at Ground Zero Gets Bigger

The decision has been made to add to the list of coverage that will treat people who have been exposed to dust and fumes at Ground Zero. This decision reflects growing evidence of a link between those cancers and exposure to toxins released on September 11, 2011 at the Ground Zero site.

The expansion of coverage is expected to go into effect in 60 days.

Brain cancer is said to be one of the most common cancers among those exposed to dust and fumes following the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. Exposed workers and residents can register for the World Trade Center Health Program to get free monitoring and treatment for covered illnesses.

Individuals and families affected by 9/11-linked cancers have until October to register for the $2.8 billion Victims Compensation Fund, which provides payments for lost income, pain and suffering.

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