Cancers Added to 9/11 Health Program Compensations
Fourteen different cancers will be added to the list of health conditions covered by a $4.3 billion-dollar compensation fund to help those victims of 9/11 who were exposed to toxic materials following the attacks pay for medical treatment.
This decision, which was approved by Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, will also cover victims of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA, where one of the hijacked planes crashed, according to Reuters .
The types of cancers that will now be covered include breast, trachea, kidney, colon, rectum, liver, bladder, stomach, thyroid and lung.
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