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Fwd: 9/11 Health (September, 2014)

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NYC 9/11 Health Update

September 2014

News Items of Note

Act Now: Preserve Your Right to Workers' Comp

Preserve your right to workers’ compensation if you participated in World Trade Center rescue, recovery, and clean-up after 9/11. Even if you don't need benefits now, protect your right to future benefits by filing a WTC-12 form with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. The deadline is September 11, 2014.

More Information

  • Most people are eligible. You should file a WTC-12 form whether you were injured or not and whether you were employed or volunteered.
  • Eligible work/volunteering includes duty at Ground Zero, Fresh Kills Landfill, on the barges, the piers, and at the morgues.
  • Eligible work/volunteering must have occurred before 9/12/02.
  • All forms must be notarized and received by the Board by 9/11/14.
For questions, please call 855-WTC-2014.

Zadroga Act by the Numbers



The federal World Trade Center Health Program, now provides monitoring and treatment, including medications, with no out-of-pocket costs for both physical and mental health conditions related to the 2001 terrorist attacks no matter where you live now.

Apply online or call 888-982-4748 to have an application mailed to you.

Are You Enrolled in the WTC Health Registry?

Update your contact information here.


Recent Research

World Trade Center Disaster Exposure-Related Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Responders and Civilians: A Meta-Analysis.

Liu B, Tarigan LH, Bromet EJ, Kim H. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 21;9(7):e101491. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101491. eCollection 2014

Estimating the Time Interval Between Exposure to the World Trade Center Disaster and Incident Diagnoses of Obstructive Airway Disease.

Glaser MS, Webber MP, Zeig-Owens R, et al. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jun 30. pii: kwu137. [Epub ahead of print]

Stress-Related Changes in Toddlers and Their Mothers Following the Attack of September 11.

Conway A, McDonough SC, MacKenzie MJ, et al. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2013 Oct;83(4):536-44. doi: 10.1111/ajop.12055

Acute High-Level Exposure to WTC Particles Alters Expression of Genes Associated with Oxidative Stress and Immune Function in the Lung.

Cohen MD, Vaughan JM, Garrett B, et al. J Immunotoxicol. 2014 Jun 9:1-14. [Epub ahead of print]

Unmet Mental Health Care Need 10-11 Years After the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: Results from 2011-2012 World Trade Center Health Registry.

Ghuman SJ, Brackbill RM, Stellman SD, et al. BMC Public Health. 2014 May 22;14(1):491. [Epub ahead of print]

The Upper Respiratory Pyramid: Early Factors and Later Treatment Utilization in World Trade Center Exposed Firefighters.

Niles JK, Webber MP, Liu X, et al. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Jun 4. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22326. [Epub ahead of print]

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and New-Onset Diabetes Among Adult Survivors of the World Trade Center Disaster.

Miller-Archie SA, Jordan HT, Ruff RR, Chamany S, Cone JE, Brackbill RM, Kong J, Ortega FM, Stellman SD. Prev Med. 2014 May 28. pii: S0091-7435(14)00182-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.05.016. [Epub ahead of print]

A Functional Polymorphism in a Serotonin Transporter Gene (5-HTTLPR) Interacts with 9/11 to Predict Gun-Carrying Behavior.

Barnes JC, Beaver KM, Boutwell BB. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 28;8(8):e70807. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070807. eCollection 2013.


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