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Originally posted by Omniscient
This almost makes me mad; I realize that they have had some difficulties on that day, and they may have gotten sick, but that is in their line of duty. This seems to me to be a scam because they want money, and the satisfaction of their honorable actions should be enough; and despite the horrors of that day, they should not be used as an excuse to gain wealth. Just my opinion, though.
Richard Lahm, 49, who retired from the 46th Precinct in the Bronx this year, is battling terminal tonsil cancer - a condition his doctor claims was caused by the toxins released at Ground Zero.
The illnesses include sarcoidosis, a permanent lung condition; asthma; reactive airway disorders; chronic coughs, and emergency workers with glass lodged in their lung tissue, according to medical records reviewed by the Daily News.
More than 300 firefighters have retired with disabilities related to injuries and illnesses related to their work at Ground Zero, Gribbon said. There are an additional 300 disability pension cases pending, meaning that 600 firefighters are on track to retire with three-quarter pensions.
"The Fire Department is concerned about health risks. We gave medicals to every one of our people since 9/11 - active and retired firefighters," Gribbon said.
The FDNY received a $25 million federal grant to monitor health issues with firefighters. The NYPD was denied a similar grant.
Some of the people fighting for this cause are losing their lives for trying to save another. They are deserving.
An alarming number of 9/11 responders have been stricken with brain cancer - including six NYPD cops, The Post has learned.
At least 11 of the Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers and their families claim in a class-action lawsuit - which includes dozens of other cancer victims - that toxic air and dust caused or triggered the rare, often fatal, brain illness.
Originally posted by YIAWETA
Between the asbestos and the DU this was inevitable!....They will be ignored and left to suffer. Claiming these are false and greed drives this is ridiculous.