ABC News - "9-11 Victims Rush to Register With Compensation Fund as Deadline Looms"

 – October 1, 2013  –– 

The number of people who have applied to the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund for financial assistance has surged as the deadline looms this week. When the Thursday deadline passes, the fund will no longer accept registrants, even for those who have a covered illness. This is particularly troubling because the studies looking at 9/11 illnesses have only reviewed cases up to about 2008. Michael Crane, MD, an assistant professor of preventative medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, pointed out, "We don't even really think about most cancers until at least 10 years after a toxic event but we are already seeing an increase here that is at or approaching statistical significance. This is the first clue that cancers might be elevated in this population."  Learn more