Review: Not enough evidence for 9/11-related cancer

BROOKLYN - Sept. 11 first responders who later developed cancer will not have their medical bills covered under the new Zadroga bill, which provides health care for those who became sick while working around Ground Zero.

Officials at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health say there isn't enough evidence to link cancer to the cleanup at Ground Zero.

Organizations such as Friends of Firefighters in Red Hook say they are outraged by the outcome of the review.

The review is only the first of a series of investigations into the link between exposure to toxins at Ground Zero and cancer. A new study is under way which may prove a connection, but the results are not expected until 2012, according to officials.

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said the wait is too long and those heroes who worked so hard should not have to continue to suffer.

Congress passes aid package for 9/11 responders News conference on Senate's passage of 9/11 health billSenate set to hold key test vote on 9/11 health care bill

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least six people have been arrested and 1 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
Residents are concerned about the safety of items 2 The Buzz: Safety concerns in wake of 8-year-old boy's death
In honor of National Superhero Day, News 12 3 Word on the Street: Superheroes
A falling concrete planter struck and killed an 4 Child dies after being hit in head by concrete planter
Kevin Reilly, 8, died after a heavy planter 5 Vigil remembers 8-year-old killed by fallen planter box

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.