Category:New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project

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Downtown Medical, P.C.
Formation October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
Extinction October 28, 2009 (2009-10-28)
Type Professional Corporation
Registration no. 2819208[1]
Legal status Dissolution by Proclamation / Annulment of Authority
Headquarters 139 Fulton St, STE 515, New York, NY, 10038, USA
Director
Jim Woodworth
CEO
Apryl McNeil
Medical Director
Jeremie Rachunow
Medical Director
Kwabena Nyamekye
Parent organization
International Academy of Detoxification Specialists
Website nydetox.org
Remarks New York corporation

The New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project was founded in New York City in 2003 with the stated purpose of treating rescue workers for toxins inhaled from the smoke of the September 11 attacks.[2] It had two clinics: Downtown Medical on Fulton Street, two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, and another at Williston Park, Long Island.[3][4][5] The project's co-founder and top fundraiser is the actor Tom Cruise.[2] It uses the Purification Rundown, a "detoxification" program invented by L. Ron Hubbard as part of Scientology's Bridge to Total Freedom. This rundown has been criticized by many doctors as pseudoscientific and medically dangerous, although it has produced positive testimonials from some recipients.[2][6][7] It was reported in October 2007 that 838 people had completed the program.[8]

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Notes

  1. NYS Department of State Division of Corporations Entity Information, accessed September 10, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 DeSio, John (May 31, 2007). "The Rundown on Scientology's Purification Rundown: What Scientologists aren't telling you about their detox program (and how much it's costing you)". New York Press.
  3. Schaffer, Amanda (October 21, 2004). "Poisons, Begone! The dubious science behind the Scientologists' detoxification program for 9/11 rescue workers". Slate (Washington Post). http://www.slate.com/id/2108471/. Retrieved January 29, 2009.
  4. O'Donnell, Michelle (October 4, 2003). "Scientologist's Treatments Lure Firefighters". New York Times: p. 1. https://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/04/nyregion/04DETO.html?ex=1148011200&en=c46507c25827d1c3&ei=5070. Retrieved January 30, 2009.
  5. Whitely, Margaret (June 18, 2004). "Tom Cruise Opens Rescue Workers Detox Clinic". The Illustrated News (online edition) (Anton Newspapers).
  6. Sappell, Joel; Robert W. Welkos (June 27, 1990). "Church Seeks Influence in Schools, Business, Science". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-scientology062790,0,2470065,full.story. Retrieved January 21, 2009.
  7. Doward, Jamie (March 27, 2005). "Scientologists will 'purify' drug addicts - for £15,000". The Observer (Guardian News & Media). https://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/mar/27/drugsandalcohol.drugs1. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
  8. Carey, Art (October 7, 2007). "Clinic's results make 9/11 responders believe. Critics aside, they say Scientology's detox center cures ills". The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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