WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH EFFECTS
The unprecedented attacks on September 11, 2001, created hazardous environments and situations for first responders, community residents, and those who helped in cleanup. Hazards that firefighters, police officers, cleanup workers and others were exposed to include airborne toxins and other physical and mental hazards. NIOSH leads the federal government’s efforts to track health effects information, conduct supporting research, and manage the health program created to provide care to first responders and others who helped after the disasters. This page provides links to all the major 9/11-related health and safety research initiatives in which NIOSH is involved, including:
- The federal World Trade Center Health Program for 9/11 responders and survivors in New York City, and responders at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, and the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, PA
- Research on health effects of the attacks
- Spotlight and Update reports on actions by the federal government related to 9/11
- Publications and other resources
To view the full James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, please click here. [PDF 299KB]
For information regarding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, please visit www.vcf.gov or call toll-free: 1-855-885-1555.
Spotlights & Updates
- Policies and Procedures: Minimum Latency & Types or Categories of Cancer revised.
- Federal Register Notice: World Trade Center, Certification of Breast Cancer in WTC Responders and Survivors Exposed to PCBs
- Statement from WTC Program Administrator John Howard, M.D.
On March 28th, 2013, the World Trade Center Health Program published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule on the eligibility criteria for responders to receive care and treatment following the terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania... more
- Clarification: FOA Number PAR-12-126--Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01)
The maximum funding period for the FY 13 Announcement “Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01)” is for up to three years. The table under the Research Objectives in Section I of the announcement will be amended to so that the long-term project period will be up to three years. The total cost per year for long-term projects will remain the same in the table.
- Statement from WTC Program Administrator John Howard, M.D. about the one-year anniversary of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
- Federal Register Notice: World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
- Two new members named to the World Trade Center Health Program’s Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee
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