By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Thursday is the deadline to register for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and it’s not just for first responders.

An estimated 500,000 people were in the exposure zone, and could now be suffering from adverse health effects.

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If you don’t feel sick, it’s still recommended to register now, so you can file a claim in the future.

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About 3,000 people have died so far due to 9/11-related illnesses.

Sixty eight cancers and other illnesses have been linked to 9/11.

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER, or call 1-855-885-1555.

CBSNewYork Team