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September 11: Health Effects and Policy web archive

Collected by: National Library of Medicine

Archived since: Dec, 2019

Description:

A selection of resources documenting the public health effects of and response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, including personal narratives, long-term illness studies, survivor support programs, memorials, federal, state, and local government responses, public and private health support programs, health clinic and medical institution programs, and ongoing research initiatives. Included in the archive are websites, social media, videos, and audio recordings of survivors, family of the deceased, healthcare workers, researchers, government and non-government entities, nonprofit and aid organizations, journalists, and scientists in the United States with the aim of capturing the continued physical and mental health impact of the 9/11 attacks. Archived websites are primarily in English.

Subject:   Science & Health September 11 Terrorist Attacks, Science & Health, Society & Culture, Personal Narratives, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Cancer Treatment and Research, Cardiovascular Diseases, Mental Health, Substance Abuse

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Title: The Impact of 9/11 on New York City’s Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: A Study of Patients and Administrators

URL: http://cretscmhd.psych.ucla.edu/nola/Video/MHR/CSAT/lessons/TheImpactOf911OnNYCsSaTreatment.pdf

Description: Study report, titled "The Impact of 9/11 on New York City’s Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: A Study of Patients and Administrators," by Tracey Dewart, Blanche Frank, James Schmeidler, et al and published October 2003. The study covers the impact of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City’s drug abuse treatment programs and their patients. The study was originally conducted by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) from December 2002 to April 2003.

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Title: 9/11 Victims’ Compensation: A History of the Funding Battle

URL: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/how-lawmakers-protected-and-failed-9-11-first-responders.html

Description: News article, titled "A History of the Long Fight to Secure Funding for 9/11 First Responders," by Matt Stieb and published on the Intelligencer website on June 12, 2019. It provides an overview of federal lawmakers' response to the health crises and deaths experienced by those exposed to contaminants at the September 11, 2001 attack sites. The article was written at the time that Congress was debating whether or not to extend funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund beyond 2020.

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Title: Home | Voices of September 11th

URL: http://voicesofsept11.org/

Description: Website of the VOICES of September 11th, a non-profit organization helps support the long-term needs of those impacted by the September 11, 2001 attacks, commemorates the lives lost, promotes national preparedness, and conducts research and training.

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Title: Videos | Voices of September 11th

URL: http://voicesofsept11.org/news-media/videos/

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Title: FDNY Rescue Workers Show Lasting Lung Damage From 9/11 World Trade Center Dust | Albert Einstein College of Medicine

URL: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/news/releases/477/fdny-rescue-workers-show-lasting-lung-damage-from-9-11-world-trade-center-dust/

Description: Press release, titled "FDNY Rescue Workers Show Lasting Lung Damage From 9/11 World Trade Center Dust," published by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine on April 7, 2010. It reveals the results of a health study of nearly 13,000 fire department rescue workers: those that suffered acute lung damage after exposure to the "toxic dust" created by the collapse of the twin towers have not recovered normal lung function since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Title: 9/11 Environmental Action World Trade Center Health Program Outreach

URL: https://911ea.org/

Description: Website, titled "9/11 Environmental Action: World Trade Center Health Program Outreach," of an organization which raises awareness of the environmental health risks of the September 11, 2001 attacks and assists survivors and first responders with enrollment in health care programs.

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Title: Health Effects from the Collapse of the World Trade Center | NLM

URL: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/wtc-hazards/

Description: Web page, titled "Health Effects from the Collapse of the World Trade Center," prepared by the Disaster Information Management Research Center. The site contains links to federal disaster studies, health reports, health program sites, environmental analyses, bibliographies, and other resources.

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Title: Cancer Incidence in World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers, 2001–2008 | Environmental Health Perspectives | Vol. 121, No. 6

URL: https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/ehp.1205894

Description: Research report, titled "Cancer Incidence in World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers, 2001-2008," by Samara Solan, Sylvan Wallenstein, Moshe Shapiro, et al, published in the Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) monthly journal on June 1, 2013. EHP is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The report documents the results of an investigation evaluating incidence of cancer in responders enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program.

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Title: FealGood Foundation

URL: https://fealgoodfoundation.com/

Description: Website of the FealGood Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the health impacts of the September 11, 2001 attacks on first responders and providing financial assistance to first responders for their health care needs.

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Title: 9/11 Recovery Archives | Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

URL: https://maloney.house.gov/911-recovery-archives/

Description: Page on New York Representative Carolyn B. Maloney's website, titled "9/11 Recovery Archives." It provides links to Maloney's records (legislation, reports, testimonies, letters, etc.) documenting the federal government's response to each area of the 9/11 recovery effort, including the health effects on first responders, survivors, and recovery workers present at the World Trade Center.

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Title: 9/11 Health and Compensation | Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

URL: https://maloney.house.gov/issues/911-recovery/

Description: Page on New York Representative Carolyn B. Maloney's website, titled "9/11 Health and Compensation." It features a video of an interview with Maloney on efforts to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act as well as a summary of Maloney's efforts to establish and extend the World Trade Center Health Program. The page includes informational links on the Zadroga Act and health resource links for those suffering from 9/11 related illnesses.

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Title: 9/11 World Trade Center exposure linked to heart disease among NYC firefighters

URL: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-09-world-center-exposure-linked-heart.html

Description: News article, titled "9/11 World Trade Center exposure linked to heart disease among NYC firefighters," by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and published by Medical Xpress on September 6, 2019. It reports on the study report "Long-term Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Firefighters After the World Trade Center Disaster," by Hillel W. Cohen, Rachel Zeig-Owens, Cynthia Joe, et al, and published by JAMA Network. This study found that incidents of cardiovascular disease were higher among firefighters with significant exposure to the World Trade Center during or after its collapse.

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Title: NIH Grant Supports First Cognitive Monitoring Study of WTC Responders

URL: https://news.stonybrook.edu/homespotlight/nih-grant-supports-first-cognitive-monitoring-study-of-wtc-responders/

Description: Article, titled "NIH Grant Supports First Cognitive Monitoring Study of WTC Responders," created by Stony Brook University, published on October 15, 2020. The article discusses a study led by Stony Brook University looking for physical evidence of brain abnormalities in WTC responders by analyzing biomarkers consistent with cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Title: Health and Hardship: Stories from 9/11’s Unsung Heroes

URL: https://nycosh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/NYCOSH_9_11_Responder_Report_HealthAndHardship.pdf

Description: Report, titled "Health and Hardship: Untold Stories from 9/11's Unsung Heroes," by Liam Lynch and Molly Forster, published by NYCOSH on October 16, 2015. It contains eight first responder narratives on the events of September 11, 2001 and their experiences managing 9/11-related health conditions. Each narrative is supplemented with commentary written by medical professionals commenting on the narrators' health issues.

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Title: National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial | Pentagon Memorial Fund

URL: https://pentagonmemorial.org/

Description: Website of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, which commemorates the lives of those lost in the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The site contains historical context, timelines, the names of those memorialized, audiovisual narratives, educational resources, and visitor information.

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Title: The Lingering Mental Health Effects of 9/11

URL: https://psychcentral.com/blog/the-lingering-mental-health-effects-of-911/

Description: Blog post, titled "The Lingering Mental Health Effects of 9/11," posted by John M. Grohol on September 11, 2012 and last updated on July 8, 2018. The post discusses a research study examining the long-term mental health problems experienced by many survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Title: How the pain of 9/11 still stays with a generation

URL: https://theconversation.com/how-the-pain-of-9-11-still-stays-with-a-generation-64725/

Description: News article, titled "How the pain of 9/11 still stays with a generation," by Dana Rose Garfin and published on The Conversation website on September 9, 2016. It reports on the concept of "collective trauma" and the ongoing psychological impacts of the September 11, 2001 attacks on people who were small children at the time.

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Title: 9/11 Health Watch (@911HealthWatch) | Twitter

URL: https://twitter.com/911healthwatch?lang=en/

Description: Official Twitter feed for 9/11 Health Watch Inc., focusing specifically on the sick and injured first responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Title: #911health - Twitter Search

URL: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23911health&src=typd&lang=en/

Description: Twitter feed for a hashtag devoted to health issues impacting the first responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Title: Home - 9/11 Health Watch

URL: https://www.911healthwatch.org/

Description: Website of the 9/11 Health Watch, an independent watch group created by the unions and groups who worked to get the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act passed in 2010. The group monitors the federal programs created by the law and ensure 9/11 responders, survivors, and their families are cared for accordingly.

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Title: Homepage | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

URL: https://www.911memorial.org/

Description: Website of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, an institution which documents the events, impact, and continuing significance behind the February 26, 1993 bombing and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The site contains information about the museum's exhibitions, permanent collection, programs, events, store, tours, and membership.

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Title: 9/11 10 years later: American Psychologist examines Americans' reactions over time to terrorist attacks

URL: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/09/10-years-later/

Description: Journal article, titled "9/11 10 years later: American Psychologist examines Americans' reactions over time to terrorist attacks," published in American Psychologist Volume 42, Number 8, September 2011. Table of Contents from a special issue of the journal containing the titles, authors, and abstracts for six articles on the short-term and long-term psychological impacts of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Title: 9/11 World Trade Center: Asbestos Exposure & Health Effects

URL: https://www.asbestos.com/world-trade-center/

Description: Web page, titled "Asbestos, 9/11 and the World Trade Center", maintained by an advocacy center and information resource for mesothelioma patients. The page provides information the components and health effects of the "toxic dust" that was created by the collapse of the twin towers during the September 11, 2001 attacks. It also provides information on how responders and survivors can receive compensation to help cover their medical care.

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Title: 9/11 health fund covers survivors for life — but few know about it - CBS News

URL: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/911-health-fund-covers-survivors-for-life-but-few-know-about-it/

Description: News article, titled "9/11 health fund covers survivors for life — but few know about it," by Megan Cerullo and published on the CBS News website on September 11, 2019. It reports on the large number of first responders, survivors, and recovery workers who are unaware that they are eligible for free lifetime care under the World Trade Center Health Program. The article faults the public's lack of awareness of this program on the federal government's failure to effectively communicate its existence to those impacted by exposure to toxic dust at the attack sites.

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Title: WTC Health Program at a Glance | World Trade Center Health Program

URL: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2017-141/pdfs/2017-141.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2017141

Description: DHHS (NIOSH) publication number 2017-141, titled "World Trade Center Health Program," published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It is a one page PDF summarizing the health program's purpose, covered health conditions, facts and figures, and other general information.

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Title: World Trade Center Health Program

URL: https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/

Description: Website of the World Trade Center Health Program, a federal health initiative providing medical monitoring and treatment for 1) responders of the September 11, 2001 attacks at all three geographic areas, and 2) survivors who were in the New York City disaster area. The site provides information on member care, outreach, the advisory committee, and federal laws relevant to the program's mission.

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Title: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the WTC Health Program

URL: https://www.cdc.gov/wtc/covid19.html

Description: Web page, titled "Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the WTC Health Program," created by the Centers for Disease Control. The web page contains information and resources related to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its potential impact on WTC responders, especially those with preexisting health conditions.

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Title: A Decade of Concern: Assessing the Health Impacts of 9/11 | Center for Health Journalism

URL: https://www.centerforhealthjournalism.org/blogs/2011/09/06/decade-concern-assessing-health-impacts-911

Description: Blog post, titled "A Decade of Concern: Assessing the Health Impacts of 9/11," posted by Barbara Feder Ostrov on September 6, 2011. The post highlights health studies and media coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks as the tenth anniversary was approaching. It references the then-recent passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which aimed to provide first responders with medical care.

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Title: Inside the FBI: First Responders and 9/11-Related Illnesses, Part 1 — FBI

URL: https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/inside-podcast-9-11-related-illnesses-part-1-091118.mp3/view/

Description: Part one of a three-part audio recording, titled "First Responders and 9/11-Related Illnesses," of the Inside the FBI podcast, which was posted on the FBI website on September 11, 2018. It features Molly Halpern presenting a report on the long-term health impacts that the September 11, 2001 attacks have had on the FBI investigators who worked at the contaminated attack sites. This first part includes declassified recordings made by terrorists and first responders during the attacks, followed by the personal account of FBI Special Agent Scott McDonough. The page includes a full transcript.

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Title: Inside the FBI: First Responders and 9/11-Related Illnesses, Part 2 | Victims’ Voices — FBI

URL: https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/inside-podcast-9-11-related-illnesses-part-2-092818.mp3/view/

Description: Part two of a three-part audio recording, titled "First Responders and 9/11-Related Illnesses," of the Inside the FBI podcast, which was posted on the FBI website on September 28, 2018. It features Molly Halpern presenting a report on the long-term health impacts that the September 11, 2001 attacks have had on the FBI investigators who worked at the contaminated attack sites. This second part, subtitled "Victims' Voices," includes recordings of several victims' final moments, followed by the personal account of Agent Bob Roth and his widow Tresa Roth. The page includes a full transcript.

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Title: Inside the FBI: First Responders and 9/11-Related Illnesses, Part 3 | The Growing Numbers — FBI

URL: https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/inside-podcast-9-11-related-illnesses-part-3-041819.mp3/view/

Description: Part three of a three-part audio recording, titled "First Responders and 9/11-Related Illnesses," of the Inside the FBI podcast, which was posted on the FBI website on April 18, 2019. It features Molly Halpern presenting a report on the long-term health impacts that the September 11, 2001 attacks have had on the FBI investigators who worked at the contaminated attack sites. This third part, subtitled "The Growing Numbers," includes several present day FBI staff members and medical professionals' comments on the rising number of 9/11 first responders who are succumbing to fatal illnesses. The page includes a full transcript.

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Title: Inside the FBI: FBI Continues to Encourage 9/11 Responders to Register for Health Benefits — FBI

URL: https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/inside-podcast-register-911-health-benefits-091119.mp3/view/

Description: Audio recording of an episode, titled "FBI Continues to Encourage 9/11 Responders to Register for Health Benefits," of the Inside the FBI podcast, which was posted on the FBI website on September 11, 2019. It's a call to register for any federal programs that will provide health benefits to the members of the FBI who participated in the investigative, rescue, and recovery efforts associated with the September 11, 2001 attacks and now have a certified 9/11 illness. The page includes a full transcript.

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Title: Help for 9/11 Responders — FBI

URL: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/9-11-responders-encouraged-to-register-for-health-benefits-042919/

Description: News article, titled "'We've Lost Too Many': 9/11 Responders Encouraged to Register for Health Benefits," published on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website on April 29, 2019 and updated in July 2019. It reports on the death of the latest FBI employee who responded to the September 11, 2001 attacks and contracted a fatal illness as a result of exposure to the attack sites. The FBI is encouraging all eligible responders to register for any of the government programs that would provide them with health benefits before an upcoming statutory deadline reduces future payouts.

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Title: Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Deliver Benefits for 9/11 Volunteers and Workers | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

URL: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-deliver-benefits-911-volunteers-and-workers/

Description: Press release, titled "Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Deliver Benefits for 9/11 Volunteers and Workers," published by the office of the Governor of the State of New York on September 11, 2018. It announces Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's signing of legislation to extend the period for workers and volunteers to file a Notice of Participation for lost wage and medical benefits following their involvement in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

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Title: LONG-TERM HEALTH IMPACTS FROM SEPTEMBER 11: A REVIEW OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS, AND MONITORING EFFORTS

URL: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-110shrg34458/html/CHRG-110shrg34458.htm

Description: Hearing report, titled "Long-Term Health Impacts from September 11: A Review of Treatment, Diagnosis, and Monitoring Efforts," by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and published on March 21, 2007. It contains a transcript of the hearing statements and responses made by various senators, first responders, and medical professionals on how the conditions at the September 11, 2001 attacks sites negatively impacted the health of first responders, survivors, and recovery workers.

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Title: World Trade Center (WTC) Health Studies and Information on Health Services

URL: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/investigations/wtc/health_studies/

Description: Web page, titled "World Trade Center (WTC) Health Studies and Information on Health Services," prepared by the New York State Department of Health. The site contains links to the department's studies of health risks among individuals exposed to the debris from the World Trade Center, health and compensation program sites, federal studies, and other resources.

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Title: September 11 Children: Heart Health Risks

URL: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/children-who-survived-september-11-attacks-may-face-heart-risks/

Description: News article, titled "Children Who Survived September 11 Attacks May Face Heart Risks," by Gillian Mohney and published on the Healthline website on September 11, 2017. It reports on a recent study's findings that children exposed to the toxic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center have high levels of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These chemicals are known to impact cardiac health, so more work must be done to monitor the subjects' health and mitigate the long-term health impacts.

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Title: Heart health research of 9/11 survivors slowly realized, 17 years later | American Heart Association

URL: https://www.heart.org/en/news/2018/09/04/heart-health-research-of-911-survivors-slowly-realized-17-years-later/

Description: News article, titled "Heart health research of 9/11 survivors slowly realized, 17 years later," published by American Heart Association News on September 5, 2018. It reports on recently reported evidence linking the toxic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center to various cardiovascular health issues impacting first responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Prior to this, most reporting on 9/11 health issues focused on respiratory ailments and cancers.

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Title: Students of Lower Manhattan | 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility

URL: https://www.lexblog.com/2019/09/24/students-of-lower-manhattan-9-11-victim-compensation-fund-eligibility/

Description: Blog post, titled "Students of Lower Manhattan | 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility," published by Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP on September 24, 2019. Post covers the health problems experienced by Lower Manhattan students and educators after breathing and drinking toxic dust created by the World Trade Center collapse. It also covers recent legislation to keep the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund open until 2090.

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Title: Unknown Exposure | Mount Sinai - New York

URL: https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/road-resilience/unknown-exposure/

Description: Audio recording of an episode, titled "Unknown Exposure," of the Road to Resilience podcast. It features Michael Crane, MD, Medical Director of the World Trade Center Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai, and volunteer first responder Bianca Bob Miller relating their personal accounts of working at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center and their knowledge of 9/11-related illnesses. The page includes a full transcript.

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Title: World Trade Center Health Program | Mount Sinai - New York

URL: https://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/occupational-health/world-trade-center-health-program

Description: Web page of the World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai, the largest WTC Health Program CCE in the New York/New Jersey region. The site provides information on enrollment, program services, and resources for 9/11 workers and volunteers.

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Title: Flight 93 National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)

URL: https://www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm

Description: Website of the Flight 93 National Memorial, which memorializes the passengers and crew who died in the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, one of the hijacked planes in the September 11, 2001 attacks. The site contains visitor information, 9/11 observance events, timelines, photographs, videos, educational resources, etc.

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Title: WTC Environmental Health Center | NYC Health + Hospitals

URL: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/services/wtc-environmental-health-center/

Description: Web page of the WTC Environmental Health Center, a Clinical Center of Excellence that is part of the WTC Health Program. The site provides answers to FAQ on eligibility, 9/11 symptoms, children of 9/11 survivors, and other information.

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Title: New Research: The Long-term Physical-Psychiatric Effects of Childhood Trauma

URL: https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/new-research-the-long-term-physical-psychiatric-effects-of-childhood-trauma/

Description: Press release, titled "New Research: The Long-term Physical-Psychiatric Effects of Childhood Trauma," published by the American Psychiatric Association on May 19, 2019. It reports on research results, presented at the APA's Annual Meeting, from a study involving more than 1,000 people exposed to the September 11, 2001 attacks as children. The press release summarizes the findings regarding the presence of physical health conditions, psychiatric disorders, or both in research subjects who experienced childhood trauma.

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Title: The Long-Term Health Effects of September 11, 2001

URL: https://www.renalandurologynews.com/home/expert-perspectives/september-11-cancers-cvd-kidney-health-problems-michael-crane-interview/

Description: News article, titled "The Long-Term Health Effects of September 11, 2001," by Natasha Persaud and published on the Renal & Urology News website on September 6, 2019. Dr. Michael Crane, Director of the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai, was interviewed for this article. It summarizes the health problems experienced by first responders of the September 11, 2001 attacks that urologists and nephrologists should be aware of.

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Title: Home - Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act

URL: https://www.renew911health.org/

Description: Website of the Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act, an activist group created by the unions and groups that worked to get the federal government to enact legislation in response to the health crisis facing the responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The group's mission is to make sure the legislation will continue to be renewed and extended.

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Title: Bipartisan group of U.S. Senate and House lawmakers from across the country introduce critical reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

URL: https://www.schumer.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/bipartisan-group-of-us-senate-and-house-lawmakers-from-across-the-country-introduce-critical-reauthorization-of-james-zadroga-9/11-health-and-compensation-act_

Description: Press release, titled "Bipartisan group of U.S. Senate and House lawmakers from across the country introduce critical reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act," published on April 14, 2015. It compiles statements made by numerous Congressmen, Congresswomen, and state officials regarding the reauthorization of federal health and compensation programs providing benefits to first responders, survivors, and recovery workers of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Title: White House edited EPA's 9/11 reports - seattlepi.com

URL: https://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/White-House-edited-EPA-s-9-11-reports-1122465.php?rand=26878.51

Description: News article, titled "White House edited EPA's 9/11 reports," by John Heilprin and published on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website on August 22, 2003. It reports on the discovery that President George W. Bush's White House directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue misleading statements regarding the safety of breathing the air in the vicinity of Ground Zero of the World Trade Center. The EPA released multiple statements assuring the public of the air's safety, reports that were subsequently proven to be false as recovery workers began displaying respiratory ailments within a year of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Title: Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Inc.

URL: https://www.socxfbi.org/page/911ResponderBenefit/

Description: Web page, titled "9/11 Responder Benefit Programs," on the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI's website. The page summarizes and provides registration instructions for the health benefit programs available to FBI agents who were first responders to the September 11, 2001 attacks or participated in the recovery or investigative efforts in the weeks that followed. It also contains links to related news articles and a Wall of Honor documenting the FBI agents who have died from 9/11-related illnesses.

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Title: Former EPA head admits she was wrong to tell New Yorkers post-9/11 air was safe | US news | The Guardian

URL: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/10/epa-head-wrong-911-air-safe-new-york-christine-todd-whitman

Description: News article, titled "Former EPA head admits she was wrong to tell New Yorkers post-9/11 air was safe," by Joanna Walters of The Guardian on September 10, 2016. It reports on the public admission by former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Christine Todd Whitman that she was wrong when she informed the public that the air around Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001 attacks was safe to breathe. Her apology is a result of a rising toll of deaths and illnesses associated with breathing the toxic dust generated by the collapse of the World Trade Center.

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Title: ’Dust Lady’ Marcy Borders, featured in haunting Sept. 11 photo, dies of cancer | The Star

URL: https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/08/26/dust-lady-marcy-borders-featured-in-haunting-sept-11-photo-dies-of-cancer.html

Description: News article, titled "'Dust Lady' Marcy Borders, featured in haunting Sept. 11 photo, dies of cancer," by J. Freedom du Lac of the Washington Post and published on The Star's website on August 26, 2015. It reports on the death of a World Trade Center survivor who was the subject of a famous photographs in which she is seen completely covered in gray dust just after the collapse of the building on September 11, 2001.

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Title: The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund ("VCF") homepage

URL: https://www.vcf.gov/

Description: Website of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, a congressional fund intended to recompense the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks in exchange for their agreement not to sue the airline corporations involved. The site contains general information about the fund and related laws, instructions on how to file a claim, forms, an image of an exposure map, and other resources.

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Title: Giving 9/11 First Responders The Health Care They Need | On Point

URL: https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/03/01/9-11-first-responders-congress-health-care

Description: Audio recording of an episode, titled "Giving 9/11 First Responders The Health Care They Need," of the On Point radio program, which was posted on the WBUR Boston website on March 1, 2019. It features David Folkenflik discussing the long term health issues faced by first responders, the care they've received so far, and efforts to pass legislation extending funding for additional care. Notable participants calling into the program include New York Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, FealGood Foundation founder John Feal, and CBS News' Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook.

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Title: 9/11 First Responder Dies Of Cancer - YouTube

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmhCvryeoNk

Description: News broadcast clip, titled "9/11 First Responder Dies of Cancer," posted by CBS New York on YouTube on June 29, 2019. The clip reports on the death of former NYPD Detective Lou Alvarez, a first responder at the World Trade Center who contracted cancer and became "the face of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund."

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Title: Mayor Bloomberg Announces Success in Implementing 9/11 Health Agenda | City of New York

URL: https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/345-08/mayor-bloomberg-success-implementing-9-11-health-agenda/

Description: Press release, titled "Mayor Bloomberg Announces Success in Implementing 9/11 Health Agenda," published by the Office of the Mayor of New York on September 4, 2008. It reports on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's announcement of New York City's progress in responding to the health impacts of the September 11, 2001 attacks and presents a link to an advertisement campaign promoting the existing of the World Trade Center Environmental Health Center. It includes a report from the WTC Medical Working Group.

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Title: Mayor Bloomberg Releases Third Annual Report On 9/11 Health | City of New York

URL: https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/387-10/mayor-bloomberg-releases-third-annual-report-9-11-health/

Description: Press release, titled "Mayor Bloomberg Releases Third Annual Report on 9/11 Health," published by the Office of the Mayor of New York on September 13, 2011. It reports on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg releasing the 2010 Annual Report on 9/11 Health, which is a comprehensive review of the latest research on the health impacts of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The press release summarizes the report and its recommendations; it also references the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act being considered by Congress to fund medical benefits for first responders and other survivors. A link to a PDF of the report is included.

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Title: 9/11 Health

URL: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/911health/index.page

Description: Web page of the World Trade Center Health Registry, a state government initiative to track the health effects of a disaster. The program periodically follows-up with enrollees to track changes in physical and mental health over time and gaps in care. The site contains general information about the registry and researcher opportunities, program information for its enrollees, reports on the health impacts of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and testimonials.

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