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There’s a group of people who won’t be able to easily move on from 911 even if they wanted to. These people are the victims, survivors, and those who were injured or harmed by that event.
Two decades after the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), health problems among first responders and survivors remain a concern.
The ceremony was held just weeks after the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and the impact of that day and the weeks that followed continued to be visible at the memorial.
In this commentary, we describe the WTC Health Program, with emphasis on the health-effects research it has funded since inception in 2011.
9/11 World Trade Center health advocates from first-responder unions and the lower Manhattan neighborhood supported the call for the city to disclose all documents.
Health Trends among 9/11 Responders from 2011-2021: A Review of World Trade Center Health Program Statistics
Cancer in general, as well as lung disease, heart disease, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), seem to be increasing among 9/11 responders, even now close to 20 years later.
The Relationship between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Self-management Behaviors in World Trade Center Workers with Asthma
We did not find significant differences in key asthma self-management behaviors between WTC workers with and without PTSD.
Since 2014, the union has awarded its Injured 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Medal to members who were part of the efforts at the Trade Center and suffer from related health conditions.
“The time has come for a full accounting of the history of 9/11.”