WTC health effects

9/11 WTC Health Registry

Registries allow health professionals to track and investigate illness and recovery related to disasters. They also help create guidelines that can save lives and reduce injuries in future disasters. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the New York City Health Department established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry in 2002, with the goal of monitoring the health of people directly exposed to the WTC disaster. Today, the Registry is an ongoing collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

The WTC Health Registry will periodically follow-up with enrollees over the next 20 years to track changes in physical and mental health.

The Registry's 2008 annual report includes information on the Registry's key activities and accomplishments for 2008, as well as details on recent findings about the health consequences of 9/11.

World Trade Center Health Effects: Finding the Links

World Trade Center Health Effects: Finding the Links
December 7th, 2009

Dana Farrington filed this report from City Hall.

Impatience was contagious in City Hall today as three City Council committees heard from concerned parties about the World Trade Center Medical Working Group’s second annual report, released in September. Of particular concern was a bill, currently stalled in the U.S. Senate health committee, which would provide long-term medical care for those affected by the World Trade Center collapse — mentally and physically — and worries over which side effects would not be covered in the meantime.