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WTC health chief: First review does not link cancer to Ground Zero workers. Read report.

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As many of you know, the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act does not cover cancer. But the administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program is charged with making regular studies to see if the data shows that cancer can be linked to those who worked at Ground Zero. The first review was released today and it indicates that, so far, the evidence isn't there to put cancer on the list of covered illnesses.

Here's more from Huffington Post's Michael McAuliff:

Advocates for 9/11 responders were disappointed, but latched onto the promise of further review.

"They couldn't find the evidence, but we have the evidence and we have the statistics," said John Feal, a 9/11 worker who runs the FealGood Foundation.

He pointed to the most tragic proof possible: "We have the funerals," Feal said. "I've been to 53 funerals, and 51 of them were for cancer."

He's counting on several studies being done currently to confirm his belief, including at least one that he expected would be finished in the early fall.

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  • Dave LeBlanc

    Further proof that if you wants something to go away, just have the Government study it…….be strong brothers.

  • Lizard

    I'm not one to give in to conspiracy theories, but I'd be willing to make a pretty good bet somehow this comes down to money.  No cancer proven, no reason to pay, hmmm…

  • DCFD FOR LIFE

    "Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; 
    Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?' 
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; 
    Man got to tell himself he understand." 

  • Ray

    i fear it maybe to late…NEVER FORGET. until you have to help the sick

  • ukfbbuff

     So, all of the studies on Asbestos Workers and Coal Miners were also wrong? Smells like the same old "Meadow Muffins" in the field to me.