New Deadline for Cancer Comments in WTC Health Program

The April 29 extended deadline announced by NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard gives people living and working in the area more time to submit information about cancers related to 9/11 direct exposures.

NIOSH is still in the process of deciding whether cancer or a certain type of cancer should be added to the applicable list of health conditions covered by the World Trade Center Health Program. A notice published by the agency gives people living and working in that area of New York City more time, until April 29, to submit information about cancers allegedly related to direct exposures to the dust cloud, gases, and vapors produced when the two towers and other buildings collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001.

The prior deadline for comments was March 31.

To submit written or electronic comments, cite docket number NIOSH-227 and submit them either by mail (NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226), fax (513-533-8285), or e-mail (

All comments received will be available at For more information, contact Dr. Dori Reissman, M.D., NIOSH, Patriots Plaza Suite 9200, 395 E. St. SW, Washington, DC 20201, 202-245-0625.

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