9/11 First Responders Still Facing Health Problems [SLIDESHOW]

By Amir Khan on September 11, 2012 8:56 AM EDT

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9/11 First Responders Still Facing Health Problems [SLIDESHOW]

Even though the September 11 terrorist attacks were 11 years ago, for many first responders, the battle is still going on. Many of the first responders who were at Ground Zero are facing a plethora of health problems caused by the "toxic cloud" of dust from the collapsing buildings.

In an effort to help compensate the 9/11 first responders by providing them with a share of the $2.8 billion set aside by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The money is available through the Zadroga Act, named after NYPD detective James Zadroga, who died at age 34 after working at Ground Zero.

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So what diseases are the first responders dealing with? Click through the slideshow to find out.

 

 

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