News & Updates


January 18, 2002 -- New York Times -- GROUND ZERO: AIR QUALITY; U.S. Agency Not Protecting Public Health, Officials Say
The Federal Environmental Protection Agency failed to protect the public health by not focusing more attention on indoor air quality, which continues to be a nagging issue for thousands of residents and workers near the World Trade Center site, a group of elected officials from New York City said yesterday. Continue reading

January 15, 2002 -- New York Times -- VITAL SIGNS: TRAUMA; Agency Analyzes Survivors’ Injuries
Most of those injured in the World Trade Center attack required only outpatient medical treatment, a new study finds. Continue reading

January 15, 2002 -- New York Times -- VITAL SIGNS: TRAUMA; Agency Analyzes Survivors’ Injuries
Most of those injured in the World Trade Center attack required only outpatient medical treatment, a new study finds. The finding, reported in The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gives a fairly detailed look at who was hurt in the attack and the nature of their injuries. Continue reading

January 12, 2002 -- New York Times -- GROUND ZERO: THE IMPACT; Survey Finds A Community In Anguish
In late October, about six weeks after the World Trade Center attacks, a team of government interviewers fanned out through Lower Manhattan, knocking on apartment doors, to gauge the mental and physical health of residents who lived near ground zero. What emerged, through conversations with 414 anonymous New Yorkers, was a snapshot of a suffering community. Continue reading

January 12, 2002 -- New York Times -- GROUND ZERO: THE IMPACT; Survey Finds A Community In Anguis
In late October, about six weeks after the World Trade Center attacks, a team of government interviewers fanned out through Lower Manhattan, knocking on apartment doors, to gauge the mental and physical health of residents who lived near ground zero. What emerged, through conversations with 414 anonymous New Yorkers, was a snapshot of a suffering community. Continue reading

January 11, 2002 -- New York Times -- Studies Will Take Sept. 11’s Measure In Health Effects
Public health researchers in New York, struggling to determine the real dimensions of the health threat at the World Trade Center site, are beginning an ambitious series of long-term studies to identify and then track a wide range of people who lived through the nightmare of dust, smoke and stress when the towers fell. Continue reading

January 11, 2002 -- New York Times -- Studies Will Take Sept. 11’s Measure In Health Effects
Public health researchers in New York, struggling to determine the real dimensions of the health threat at the World Trade Center site, are beginning an ambitious series of long-term studies to identify and then track a wide range of people who lived through the nightmare of dust, smoke and stress when the towers fell. Continue reading

January 10, 2002 -- New York Times -- Senators Clinton and Lieberman to Hold Hearing on Downtown Air Quality
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut will lead a hearing in the city next month concerning the air quality at ground zero, particularly the health effects of early exposure to dust clouds from the trade center collapse, she announced yesterday. Continue reading

December 30, 2001 -- New York Times -- FAMILIES; On the Lookout For High Anxiety
The image is frozen in her mind. A 12-year-old girl who witnessed one of the planes hitting the World Trade Center still sees it as a vivid picture. She can remember the expressions on people's faces, the color of the sky and the sounds of people crying and screaming. The memory replays constantly. Continue reading

December 30, 2001 -- New York Times -- FAMILIES; On the Lookout For High Anxiety
THE image is frozen in her mind. A 12-year-old girl who witnessed one of the planes hitting the World Trade Center still sees it as a vivid picture. She can remember the expressions on people's faces, the color of the sky and the sounds of people crying and screaming. The memory replays constantly. Continue reading