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New York (CNN) -- 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
Originally posted by Hessling
Those towers were chock full of asbestos. When the towers came down all that material was pulverized into a fine dust and subsequently breathed in by First Responders. That so-and-so Christie Whitman, head of the EPA at the time, giving assurances that the air was just fine and dandy. Sure, Christie. Why would microscopic particles of asbestos be of any concern? Asbestos that was all too well known to have existed prior to 9/11.
These people were heroes and we have a bunch of bureaucrats deciding that hundreds of documented cases of cancer among First Responders, which would blow every insurance actuary table right out of the water, does not mean that their efforts have anything to do with their illness.
This royally sucks.