Welcome to 9/11 Health, a public information web site developed by the New York City Health Department. This site provides the latest information about scientific research and services for people who may have health problems related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The Health Department welcomes visitor feedback and plans to provide additional enhancements over time.../../html/registry/enrollees.shtml
The WTC Health Registry is surveying the impact of Hurricane Sandy, a second major disaster, on the physical and mental health of Registry enrollees. The survey was sent in April to approximately 4,500 enrollees who lived in flood zones and to an equal number of enrollees who didn’t.
By law, WTC-exposed individuals who plan to file a claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and who knew (or reasonably should have known) that they had a WTC-related physical health condition as of October 3, 2011 must register online by October 3, 2013.
WTC-exposed individuals who didn’t know as of October 3, 2011 that they had a physical health condition related to their exposure must register within 2 years of the date they learned or reasonably should have known this information for the first time.http://www.nyc.gov/cgi-bin/exit.pl?url=http://www.cdc.gov/wtc/
A new clinic for workers and volunteers who participated in WTC rescue and recovery operations has opened in Rego Park, Queens. Funded with $3.85 million from the WTC Health Program, the new North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System facility replaces a smaller clinic in Flushing.
Find a WTC clinic
The WTC Health Registry and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) are working together to ensure that survey responses from Registry enrollees can be submitted to the VCF as partial evidence of eligibility. Responses from the Registry’s 2003-2004 survey may be useful because they can offer more contemporary information on 9/11-related exposures than otherwise might be available more than 11 years later.
The Journal of the American Medical Association published the World Trade Center Health Registry’s first cancer study. It is based on an analysis of verified cancer diagnoses among 55,778 WTC Health Registry enrollees who resided in New York State at the time of their enrollment.
The study did not find increases in cancer rates in people directly exposed to the WTC disaster overall, but did find small increases in rates of three types of cancer - prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and multiple myeloma - among rescue and recovery workers in the late period (2007-2008) compared to non-exposed New York State residents.
Read the study
Watch a video with the senior author
The World Trade Center Health Program now offers services to survivors, including Lower Manhattan residents, office workers and students, who may have moved outside the New York City area since the September 2001 terrorist attacks. In the past, only responders had access to WTC-specific services outside the New York City area.
World Trade Center responders and survivors can receive care for many different types of cancer at the federal WTC Health Program if their cancers are 9/11-related. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health offers guidance for members, physicians and the public.
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