WTC Health Registry Launches Third Health Survey To Study Effects Of 9/11 Dust Cloud

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is launching its third health survey to learn more about the effects of the toxic dust cloud from the September 11th terror attacks.

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The World Trade Center Health Registry announced it will be conducting the survey of more than 70,000 people that were exposed to the dust during the attacks and its aftermath.

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Dr. Mark Farfel, Director of the WTC Health Registry, told 1010 WINS on Wednesday that the survey was very important because it provided another significant measure of the health effects.

“We had surveyed all of our enrollees in ’06-07, and we got information on the midterm health impacts, but this survey 10 years out, is very important for understanding the longer-term trends. And the course of the health conditions and symptoms that people have reported on earlier rounds,” Farfel said.

The latest survey will also obtain information about the the most common health effects.  New questions about mental health will also be asked about topics such as depression, anxiety and the history of traumatic stress before and after 9/11.

“One of the interesting elements of the survey in the registry findings is that we’re not only finding both respiratory and mental health outcomes in rescue and recovery workers, but we’re also seeing those outcomes in the other groups — the residents, people who’ve worked in the area of Lower Manhattan at the time of 9/11,” Farfel said.

Enrollees can contact the Registry by email at, through 311 or direct at 1-866-692-9827.

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  • Mike

    A lot of this would just go away if the state, city, and private companies did the right thing and took care of the folks who have gooten sick due to the attacks. But lawsuits are necesary in order to move theses entities to do the right thing. This amount of of people getting sick is not by chance. Talk about the bombing of Japan, at least the us went in and helped provide care and reconstruction. Sure its not widely known but we did. During 9/11 tow organizations played major roles in the recovery effort, red cross and salvation army. Neither one has gotten the scrutiny they should for not doing the right thing. Red cross tried to keep moneis in coffers to fund future programs and the salavtion army teriibly mismanaged donation in nj that were for nyc relief work. red cross and army volunteers and staff have had to fight to get medical care and lost wages due to those injuries covered by the agencies. And it was not the small folks that they forgot. the leader of the red cross was terminated when she refiused to go with the plan to of stashing monies. she recently died of cancer. 9/11 relateed, i guess we won’t know The salvation army has done similar to their head of disater work during 9/11. I got to speak to him last week at the WTC treatment center and he is not getting his medical care covered that was ordered by the NYS WC court to the salvation army(he’s on permanent disability), then the salvation army “partners” with the memorial center to promote a ceremony for first responders (got an email on friday from the registry). So much for “doing the most good”. I’m boycotting and other respnders should do the same. Besides seems they are probably looking for a new donor list; they have cried donation are down. Maybe doing the right thing will bee seen as doing the most good.
    Folks want this to go away, then all the agencies should do the right thing.

  • Rodin

    I’m so bored with 9/11. It’s getting worse than the Hollowcost, slavery and Pearl Harbour. Can we please get over it after this 10th anniversary thing? This reconstruction and all its controversies is a sham and a shame. Let’s commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the “great experiment” and worst “crime against humanity” in history instead.

    • Rodin

      √ Forgot to click.


    This is so unbelievable. The registry doesn’t understand that there were people who developed respiratory illness and cancers from the concrete and other materials that were vaporized and inhaled. What we have here are educated useless idiots.

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