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World Trade Center Registry
Agency for Toxic
Substances and Disease Registry, September 2002
The NYC Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), an environmental
public health agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are creating
a registry of people who worked or lived in the vicinity of the World Trade Center (WTC)
site on September 11, 2001.
The registry will track the health of
these people in an effort to determine if their exposures to smoke, dust, and airborne
substances around the WTC site may have long-term impacts on their physical health. The
WTC Registry will also attempt to assess potential long-term psychological impacts of the
WTC disaster by tracking the mental health of those enrolled. In all, we expect to enroll
between 100,000 and 200,000 persons in the WTC Registry. When completed, it will be the
largest such registry of its kind.
Eligibility criteria for enrollment in the
WTC Registry will be based on whether you lived, worked, or attended school near the World
Trade Center on September 11, 2001, or worked as a rescue, recovery, or construction
worker either at the WTC site until the fires went out, or at the Staten Island landfill.
The WTC Registry is expected to launch in the spring of 2003.
If you fall into any of the above groups,
you may be eligible to enroll in the WTC Registry. Please check back; an online form will
be available in the near future to take your contact information. Click here for registry questions and
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