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May 19, 2002 -- New York Times -- Emotional Ups and Downs After 9/11 Traced in Report
Nearly 8 percent of New York City residents suffered from major depression in the days after the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, but four months later, the figure had fallen to 3.5 percent, according to a study released today. Continue reading

May 19, 2002 -- New York Times -- Emotional Ups and Downs After 9/11 Traced in Report
Nearly 8 percent of New York City residents suffered from major depression in the days after the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, but four months later, the figure had fallen to 3.5 percent, according to a study released today. Continue reading

May 18, 2002 -- New York Times -- Free Checkups for Ground Zero Workers
The occupational health center of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan will begin offering free health examinations this summer -- at federal government expense -- to thousands of people who worked or volunteered at ground zero. Continue reading

May 18, 2002 -- New York Times -- Free Checkups for Ground Zero Workers
The occupational health center of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan will begin offering free health examinations this summer -- at federal government expense -- to thousands of people who worked or volunteered at ground zero. Continue reading

May 15, 2002 -- New York Times -- Air Testing After Sept. 11 Attack Is Both Perplexing and Reassuring
The ground-level atmosphere of Lower Manhattan has become one of the most intensely studied and sampled environments on the planet. Air monitors have been hung from trees and strapped to the belts of truck drivers. At least 11,000 people who worked at ground zero have had chest X-rays. Continue reading

May 15, 2002 -- New York Times -- Union Asks Better Cleaning of Fire Trucks
Officials of the union that represents New York City firefighters said yesterday that the Fire Department has done an inadequate job of cleaning trucks that might have been exposed to toxic substances when the World Trade Center collapsed. Continue reading

May 15, 2002 -- New York Times -- Union Asks Better Cleaning of Fire Trucks
Officials of the union that represents New York City firefighters said yesterday that the Fire Department has done an inadequate job of cleaning trucks that might have been exposed to toxic substances when the World Trade Center collapsed. Continue reading

May 15, 2002 -- New York Times -- Air Testing After Sept. 11 Attack Is Both Perplexing and Reassuring
The ground-level atmosphere of Lower Manhattan has become one of the most intensely studied and sampled environments on the planet. Air monitors have been hung from trees and strapped to the belts of truck drivers. At least 11,000 people who worked at ground zero have had chest X-rays. Thousands more have been interviewed by researchers. What has been learned, scientists say, will have a far-reaching effect on urban disasters in the future. Continue reading

May 14, 2002 -- New York Times -- In Nightmares and Anger, Children Pay Hidden Cost of 9/11
The first couple of weeks after the disaster, Calla Perkins was bursting with anger. She expressed her fury in ways she would regret. She sometimes hit and kicked her cats and dog. ''I'm so angry I don't know what to do,'' her mother, Laurel Emery, said Calla told her. When Calla, who is 8, walked past a sign advertising World Trade Center pictures, she would kick it. Continue reading

May 14, 2002 -- New York Times -- In Nightmares and Anger, Children Pay Hidden Cost of 9/11
The first couple of weeks after the disaster, Calla Perkins was bursting with anger. She expressed her fury in ways she would regret. She sometimes hit and kicked her cats and dog. ''I'm so angry I don't know what to do,'' her mother, Laurel Emery, said Calla told her. When Calla, who is 8, walked past a sign advertising World Trade Center pictures, she would kick it. Continue reading