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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. CONTENT WARNING: Some resources in this collection contain sensitive and difficult content related to long-term health effects from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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: 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: 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: 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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