Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Meso Foundation marks 13th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day

26 Sep 2017 by under News

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation logo edited 100x100 Meso Foundation marks 13th annual Mesothelioma Awareness DaySupporters of Mesothelioma Awareness Day began lining up at 5:45 this morning in New York City to ensure a prime spot for sporting their blue attire on the Today Show. It is just one of many ways the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is encouraging supporters to raise awareness for the deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. (more…)


Claims for September 11th Victims Compensation Fund must be filed by October 12

11 Sep 2014 by under Events, Legal, News

twin towers collapse Claims for September 11th Victims Compensation Fund must be filed by October 12An important deadline is approaching for people diagnosed with cancer related to exposure to toxins at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon, or in Pennsylvania on , 2001, following the terrorist attacks and plane crashes at those sites. In order to file a claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, individual must register with the fund by October 12, 2014. (more…)


Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosion

12 Mar 2014 by under Events, News, Research/Treatment

New York building collapse fire photo by NY1 100x100 Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosionNew York City mayor Bill DeBlasio called the catastrophic gas explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday morning “a tragedy of the worst kind.”

Witnesses say that the devastating explosion sent their neighbors “flying out of windows” of the two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. near 116th St. Authorities reported two women dead, 22 injured, and up to 12 missing. (more…)


9/11 first responders, workers continue to fall ill as 12th anniversary of tragedy is marked

11 Sep 2013 by under Events, Legal, News, People

firefighters at WTC site 100x100 9/11 first responders, workers continue to fall ill as 12th anniversary of tragedy is markedToday Americans pause to remember the tragic events of , 2001, when terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., along with a failed attempt that downed a jetliner in a field in Pennsylvania, changed our nation forever. But as we stop to think of those who lost their lives on that day, the lingering effects of toxic debris at Ground Zero in New York continue to plague first responders and workers who cleared the debris. Many others also were exposed to toxins at the Pentagon and the plane crash site. (more…)


Hurricane Sandy residents, first responders tested for respiratory illness linked to debris cleanup

22 Aug 2013 by under Events, News

Hurricane Sandy aftermath NJ US Air Force photo 100x100 Hurricane Sandy residents, first responders tested for respiratory illness linked to debris cleanupResidents whose homes were damaged and destroyed in “Super Storm” Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012, along with first responders and cleanup workers who assisted after the storm, are being screened for respiratory illnesses. There is concern that they were exposed to toxins including asbestos and mold in the debris. Respiratory problems linked to the storm have earned the moniker “Sandy lung.” (more…)


New York asbestos victims receive record judgment in jury verdict

30 Jul 2013 by under Events, Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 New York asbestos victims receive record judgment in jury verdictA Manhattan Supreme Court jury awarded $190 million to five Plaintiffs who contracted the deadly cancer, mesothelioma, after being exposed to asbestos in their workplaces. Sadly, only two of the five victims lived to see the judgment, the largest of its kind in New York City. (more…)


Controversial asbestos bill passes U.S. House Judiciary Committee

22 May 2013 by under Legal, News, Organizations

US House of Representatives 100x100 Controversial asbestos bill passes U.S. House Judiciary CommitteeYesterday the U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed a controversial bill that many say will provide protections for corporations that manufacture asbestos, while stripping victims of asbestos exposure of their rights. Asbestos exposure has long been linked to the development of many asbestos-related diseases, including asbestosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and mesothelioma, a cancer that affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen and, sometimes, the heart. There is currently no cure for mesothelioma. (more…)


Meso warriors will assemble on the Plaza for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

20 Sep 2011 by under News

today show 100x100 Meso warriors will assemble on the Plaza for Mesothelioma Awareness DayThe Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is once again issuing the call for all Meso Warriors to gather at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Monday, September 26, for Mesothelioma Awareness Day. You are encouraged to bring signs, banners, ribbons or any other items to help draw the attention of the Today Show cast and crew during the show’s morning broadcast. Perhaps the most popular morning show in the country, a highlight of the Today Show is a look at the people who gather outside from throughout the country. This is a great opportunity to bring the message about mesothelioma to millions of TV viewers! (more…)


Listen to an interview with lead author of NYFD cancer study

11 Sep 2011 by under News, Research/Treatment

fdny logo Listen to an interview with lead author of NYFD cancer studyEarlier this month, in anticipation of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Lancet published a study of cancer risk in New York City firefighters who were first responders to Ground Zero at the World Trade Center (WTC). The study, conducted seven years after the attacks, was both the “first firefighter study on the effects of 9/11 and cancer, but it is also the largest firefighter cancer study ever done,” according to Dr. David J. Prezant, Chief Medical Officer at the NYFD and the lead author of the study. (more…)


Studies continue to show increased cancer risk for 9/11 first responders

9 Sep 2011 by under Events, News, Research/Treatment

fdny logo Studies continue to show increased cancer risk for 9/11 first respondersResearch conducted by the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), and published by The Lancet, provides evidence of an increased risk for cancers of all types among firefighters who were first responders on 9/11. The findings were released on Sept. 3, as American began to reflect on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. This particular study focused on rescue workers who responded to the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. (more…)