Here we present 5 facts about the benefits that exist for the survivors and their families
17 years after the tragedy of September 11 in New York, which left a balance of 3,000 dead. A new video, figures, and reminders have emerged that the attack on the Twin Towers. Left more damage among its survivors and thousands of them remain without benefit from the medical help and financial funds. That is available to them.
5 Benefits Of After 9/11 On Health And Education Figures
1.300,000 people still at risk of getting sick
According to the SurvivorNet site. Approximately 300,000 people who were exposed to toxic air after September 11. They are at risk of developing cancer and do not receive the medical evaluation and care they need. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that at least 400,000 people in lower Manhattan. They were exposed to a dangerous combination of toxic substances during and after the attack.
The World Trade Center Health Program was created by the federal government to help people with health problems related to the attacks. But only 80,000 people have registered to get help.
If you were in the NYC area after 9/11 and you’re worried that you may have been exposed to dangerous pollution in the air – there are resources available to help. Even if you’re not experiencing any symptoms, screening saves lives. https://t.co/ntM0pdzrDH #911 #cancerawareness pic.twitter.com/h9XBqzm0HH
— SurvivorNet (@ItsSurvivorNet) September 10, 2018
2. The deadline is over
Survivors of the attack and who lived in and around New York. Even eight months after the tragedy, may still be eligible for medical help.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has $ 7.3 billion. That available for those who even worked in the reconstruction work and the deadline to get help is December 18, 2020.
3. Cancer begins to emerge
Dr. Michael Crane, director of the Clinical Excellence Center for the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai. He signs more than 20 cancer diagnoses related to September 11 each week. Cancers with particularly long latency periods, such as mesothelioma, are beginning to appear.
4. 9/11: The most common types of cancer
The most common types of cancer-related to the attacks of September 11 are skin cancer and melanoma, prostate cancer, breast, thyroid, lung, breast cancer in men. esophagus cancer, kidney, leukemia, and multiple melanomas.
5. 152 million in scholarships
We are proud to announce that the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund has now distributed more than $152 million to financially needy students who lost loved ones on 9/11. Visit our website to learn more and support Families of Freedom. https://t.co/LFhGp3KZ98 pic.twitter.com/fTi1gwimhn
— Scholarship America (@ScholAmerica) September 6, 2018
Some 3,500 students, relatives of victims of the tragedy of 9/11. They have received a total of 152 million dollars in scholarships. The private scholarship fund Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund established a week after.
The attacks on the Twin Towers and will continue to provide funds to students who lost their family members in the attack or who suffered some physical damage. The financial aid will last until the year 2030.