New Report Is Setback For 9/11 Responders And Cancer Costs
The report concluded that medical research does not prove that those working at the World Trade Center disaster site have an increased risk of developing certain forms of cancer.
The Wall Street Journal: New Report Is Setback For 9/11 Responders
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, published its report on a government website on Tuesday, saying: "Based on the scientific and medical findings in the peer-reviewed literature insufficient evidence exists at this time to propose a rule to add cancer, or a certain type of cancer'' to the list of illnesses linked to working at Ground Zero (Barrett, 7/27).
CNN: Program Won't Cover 9/11 Responders For Cancer
Workers who were involved in the response to the World Trade Center attack will not have their cancer treatments compensated under a program set up after September 11, according to a controversial decision released Tuesday by the World Trade Center Health Program. There is inadequate "published scientific and medical findings" that a causal link exists between September 11 exposures and the occurrence of cancer in responders and survivors, program Administrator John Howard said in a statement. The decision forms part of the first periodic review of what the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will provide (Silver, 7/26).