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2011

Respiratory protective equipment, mask use, and respiratory outcomes among World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers.
Antao VC, Pallos LL, Shim YK, Sapp JH 2nd, Brackbill RM, Cone JE, Stellman SD, Farfel MR. Am J Ind Med. 2011 Sep 19.

Lung pathologic findings in a local residential and working community exposed to World Trade Center dust, gas, and fumes.
Caplan-Shaw CE, Yee H, Rogers L, Abraham JL, Parsia SS, Naidich DP, Borczuk A, Moreira A, Shiau MC, Ko JP, Brusca-Augello G, Berger KI, Goldring RM, Reibman J. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Sep;53(9):981-91.

Performance characteristics of the PTSD Checklist in retired firefighters exposed to the World Trade Center disaster.
Chiu S, Webber MP, Zeig-Owens R, Gustave J, Lee R, Kelly KJ, Rizzotto L, McWilliams R, Schorr JK, North CS, Prezant DJ. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2011 May;23(2):95-104.

Case-control study of lung function in World Trade Center Health Registry area residents and workers.
Friedman SM, Maslow CB, Reibman J, Pillai PS, Goldring RM, Farfel MR, Stellman SD, Berger KI. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Sep 1;184(5):582-9.

Heart disease among adults exposed to the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster: Results from the World Trade Center Health Registry.
Jordan HT, Miller-Archie SA, Cone JE, Morabia A, Stellman SD. Prev Med. 2011 Oct 28.

Sarcoidosis diagnosed after September 11, 2001, among adults exposed to the World Trade Center disaster.
Jordan HT, Stellman SD, Prezant D, Teirstein A, Osahan SS, Cone JE. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Sep;53(9):966-74.

Inflammatory Biomarkers Predict Airflow Obstruction After Exposure to World Trade Center Dust.
Nolan A, Naveed B, Comfort AL, Ferrier N, Hall CB, Kwon S, Kasturiarachchi KJ, Cohen HW, Zeig-Owens R, Glaser MS, Webber MP, Aldrich TK, Rom WN, Kelly K, Prezant DJ, Weiden MD. Chest. 2011 Oct 13.

Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder among employees of New York City companies affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
North CS, Pollio DE, Smith RP, King RV, Pandya A, Surís AM, Hong BA, Dean DJ, Wallace NE, Herman DB, Conover S, Susser E, Pfefferbaum B. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2011 Sep;5 Suppl 2:S205-13. Epub 2011 Sep 7.

Trends in probable PTSD in firefighters exposed to the World Trade Center disaster, 2001-2010.
Soo J, Webber MP, Gustave J, Lee R, Hall CB, Cohen HW, Kelly KJ, Prezant DJ. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2011 Sep;5 Suppl 2:S197-203. Epub 2011 Sep 7.

Trends in respiratory diagnoses and symptoms of firefighters exposed to the World Trade Center disaster: 2005-2010.
Weakley J, Webber MP, Gustave J, Kelly K, Cohen HW, Hall CB, Prezant DJ. Prev Med. 2011 Sep 10.

Odor identification ability and self-reported upper respiratory symptoms in workers at the post-9/11 World Trade Center site.
Altman KW, Desai SC, Moline J, de la Hoz RE, Herbert R, Gannon PJ, Doty RL. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2011 Feb;84(2):131-7. Epub 2010 Jun 30.

Performance characteristics of the PTSD Checklist in retired firefighters exposed to the World Trade Center disaster.
Chiu S, Webber MP, Zeig-Owens R, Gustave J, Lee R, Kelly KJ, Rizzotto L, McWilliams R, Schorr JK, North CS, Prezant DJ. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2011 May;23(2):95-104.

"Sarcoid like" granulomatous pulmonary disease in World Trade Center disaster responders.
Crowley LE, Herbert R, Moline JM, Wallenstein S, Shukla G, Schechter C, Skloot GS, Udasin I, Luft BJ, Harrison D, Shapiro M, Wong K, Sacks HS, Landrigan PJ, Teirstein AS. Am J Ind Med. 2011 Mar;54(3):175-84. Epub 2010 Dec 22.

Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms in utility workers deployed to the World Trade Center following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Cukor J, Wyka K, Jayasinghe N, Weathers F, Giosan C, Leck P, Roberts J, Spielman L, Crane M, Difede J. Depress Anxiety. 2011 Mar;28(3):210-7. Epub 2010 Dec 13

Occupational lower airway disease in relation to World Trade Center inhalation exposure.
de la Hoz RE. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Apr;11(2):97-102.

Long-term posttraumatic stress symptoms among 3,271 civilian survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
DiGrande L, Neria Y, Brackbill RM, Pulliam P, Galea S. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Feb 1;173(3):271-81. Epub 2010 Dec 29.

Co-Morbid Trends in World Trade Center Cough Syndrome and Probable PTSD in Firefighters.
Niles JK, Webber MP, Gustave J, Cohen HW, Zeig-Owens R, Kelly KJ, Glass L, Prezant DJ. Chest. 2011 May 5. [Epub ahead of print]

"Sarcoid like" granulomatous pulmonary disease in World Trade Center disaster responders: Influence of incidence computation methodology in inferring airborne dust causation.
Reich JM. Am J Ind Med. 2011 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Respiratory symptoms were associated with lower spirometry results during the first examination of WTC responders.
Udasin I, Schechter C, Crowley L, Sotolongo A, Gochfeld M, Luft B, Moline J, Harrison D, Enright P. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Jan;53(1):49-54.

2010

Trends of elevated PTSD risk in firefighters exposed to the World Trade Center disaster: 2001-2005.
Berninger A, Webber MP, Cohen HW, Gustave J, Lee R, Niles JK, Chiu S, Zeig-Owens R, Soo J, Kelly K, Prezant DJ. Public Health Rep. 2010 Jul-Aug;125(4):556-66.

Longitudinal study of probable post-traumatic stress disorder in firefighters exposed to the World Trade Center disaster.
Berninger A, Webber MP, Niles JK, Gustave J, Lee R, Cohen HW, Kelly K, Corrigan M, Prezant DJ. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Dec;53(12):1177-85.

Quality of life in relation to upper and lower respiratory conditions among retired 9/11-exposed firefighters with pulmonary disability.
Berninger A, Webber MP, Weakley J, Gustave J, Zeig-Owens R, Lee R, Al-Othman F, Cohen HW, Kelly K, Prezant DJ. Qual Life Res. 2010 Dec;19(10):1467-76. Epub 2010 Jul 31.

Validation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale in screening for major depressive disorder among retired firefighters exposed to the World Trade Center disaster.
Chiu S, Webber MP, Zeig-Owens R, Gustave J, Lee R, Kelly KJ, Rizzotto L, Prezant DJ.
J Affect Disord. 2010 Mar;121(3):212-9. Epub 2009 Jun 18.

“Sarcoid like” granulomatous pulmonary disease in World Trade Center disaster responders
E. Crowley MD,*, Robin Herbert MD, Jacqueline M. Moline MD, MSc, Sylvan Wallenstein PhD, Gauri Shukla MPH, Clyde Schechter MD, Gwen S. Skloot MD, Iris Udasin MD, Benjamin J. Luft MD, Denise Harrison MD, Moshe Shapiro MS, Karen Wong MPH, Henry S. Sacks MD, PhD, Philip J. Landrigan MD, MSc, Alvin S. Teirstein MD
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2010 DOI: 10.1002/ajim.20924 American Journal of Industrial Medicine

Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms in utility workers deployed to the World Trade Center following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Cukor J, Wyka K, Jayasinghe N, Weathers F, Giosan C, Leck P, Roberts J, Spielman L, Crane M, Difede J. Depress Anxiety. 2010 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Occupational asthma and lower airway disease among World Trade Center workers and volunteers.
de la Hoz RE. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2010 Jul;10(4):287-94.

Occupational rhinosinusitis and upper airway disease: the world trade center experience.
de la Hoz RE, Shohet MR, Cohen JM. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2010 Mar;10(2):77-83.

Lung Disease in World Trade Center Responders Exposed to Dust and Smoke - Carbon Nanotubes Found in the Lungs of WTC Patients and Dust Samples
Environ Health Perspect 118(4): Vol 118 (4) April, 499-504, 2010.

Emerging exposures and respiratory health: World Trade Center dust.
Rom WN, Reibman J, Rogers L, Weiden MD, Oppenheimer B, Berger K, Goldring R, Harrison D, Prezant D. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2010 May;7(2):142-5.

Roles of MAPK pathway activation during cytokine induction in BEAS-2B cells exposed to fine World Trade Center (WTC) dust.
Wang S, Prophete C, Soukup JM, Chen LC, Costa M, Ghio A, Qu Q, Cohen MD, Chen H. J Immunotoxicol. 2010 Oct-Dec;7(4):298-307. Epub 2010 Aug 24.

Case report: Lung disease in World Trade Center responders exposed to dust and smoke: carbon nanotubes found in the lungs of World Trade Center patients and dust samples.
Wu M, Gordon RE, Herbert R, Padilla M, Moline J, Mendelson D, Litle V, Travis WD, Gil J. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Apr;118(4):499-504.

2008

Development of an exposure assessment method for epidemiological studies of New York State personnel who responded to the World Trade Center disaster.
Herdt-Losavio ML, Mauer MP, Carlson GA [2008]. Development of an exposure assessment method for epidemiological studies of New York State personnel who responded to the World Trade Center disaster. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2008 Feb 13; Epub ahead of print

9/11 Environmental Health – Disaster and Response.
Newman DM [2008]. 9/11 Environmental Health – Disaster and Response. New Solutions. 2008; 18(1): 3-22

Disaster Response and Grassroots Environmental Advocacy: The Example of the World Trade Center Community Labor Coalition.
Newman DM. [2008]. Disaster Response and Grassroots Environmental Advocacy: The Example of the World Trade Center Community Labor Coalition. New Solutions. 2008; 18(1): 23-56

Upper and Lower Respiratory Diseases after Occupational and Environmental Disasters.
Prezant DJ, Levin S, Kelly KJ, Aldrich TK. Mt Sinai J Med. 2008 Mar-Apr;75(2):89-100.

World Trade Center Cough Syndrome and its Treatment.
Prezant DJ. Lung. 2008;186:94S-102S.

Multi-laboratory testing of a screening method for world trade center (WTC) collapse dust.
Rosati JA, Bern AM, Willis RD, Blanchard FT, Conner TL, Kahn HD, Friedman D [2008]. Multi-laboratory testing of a screening method for world trade center (WTC) collapse dust. Sci Total Environ. 2008 Feb 15; 390(2-3): 514-519

Biomonitoring of Perfluorochemicals in Plasma of New York State Personnel Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
Tao L, Kannan K, Aldous KM, Mauer MP, Eadon GA [2008]. Biomonitoring of Perfluorochemicals in Plasma of New York State Personnel Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008; 42(9): 3472-3478

2007

Evolution of lower respiratory symptoms in New York police officers after 9/11: a prospective longitudinal study
Buyantseva LV, Tulchinsky M, Kapalka GM, Chinchilli VM, Qian Z, Gillio R, Roberts A, Bascom R [2007]. J Occup Environ Med 49(3):310-7.

Persistant organic pollutants in 9/11 world trade center rescue workers: Reduction following detoxification
Dahlgren J, Cecchini M, Takhar H, Paepke O [2007]. Chemosphere doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2006.05.127.

World Trade Center "Sarcoid-Like" Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease in New York City Fire Department Rescue Workers
Izbicki G, Chavko R, Banauch G, Weiden M, Berger K, Aldrich T, Hall C, Kelly K, Prezant D [2007]. CHEST 131(5): 1414-1423.

Assessment of inhalation exposures and potential health risks to the general population that resulted from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
Lorber M, Gibb H, Grant L, Pinto J, Pleil J, Cleverly D [2007]. Assessment of inhalation exposures and potential health risks to the general population that resulted from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Risk Anal. 2007 Oct; 27(5): 1203-1221

Sarcoidosis, firefighters sarcoidosis, and world trade center "sarcoid-like" granulomatous pulmonary disease.
Miller A [2007]. Sarcoidosis, firefighters sarcoidosis, and world trade center "sarcoid-like" granulomatous pulmonary disease. Chest. 2007 Dec; 132(6): 2053

Distal Airway Funcation in Symptomatic Subjects with Normal Spirometry Following World Trade Center Dust Exposure
Oppenheimer BW, Goldring RM, Herberg ME, Hofer IS, Reyfman PA, Liautaud S, Rom WN, Reibman J, Berger KI [2007]. Distal Airway Funcation in Symptomatic Subjects with Normal Spirometry Following World Trade Center Dust Exposure. CHEST. doi: 10.1378/chest.07-0913 [Online: October 2, 2007]

Relative congener scaling of Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans to estimate building fire contributions in air, surface wipes, and dust samples.
Pleil JD, Lorber MN [2007]. Relative congener scaling of Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans to estimate building fire contributions in air, surface wipes, and dust samples. Environ Sci Technol. 2007 November; 41 (21): 7286-7293.

Multi-laboratory testing of a screening method for world trade center (WTC) collapse dust.
Rosati JA, Bern AM, Willis RD, Blanchard FT, Conner TL, Kahn HD, Friedman D [2007]. Multi-laboratory testing of a screening method for world trade center (WTC) collapse dust. Sci Total Environ. 2007 November; DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.10.027

The Legacy of World Trade Center Dust
Samet JM, Geyh AS, Utell MJ [2007]. The New England Journal of Medicine 356(22): 2233-36.

2006

Surveillance for World Trade Center Disaster Health Effects Among Survivors of Collapsed and Damaged Buildings
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) [2006]. MMWR 55(SS-2): 1-18.

The World Trade Center Disaster and the Health of Workers: Five-Year Assessment of a Unique Medical Screening Program
Herbert R, Moline J, Skloot G, Metzger K, Baron S, Luft B, Markowitz S, Udasin I, Harrison D, Stein D, Todd A, Enright P, Stellman JM, Landrigan P, Levin S [2006]. Environmental Health Perspectives doi:10.1289/ehp.9592.

The Anatomy of the Exposures That Occurred around the World Trade Center Site
Lioy P, Georgopoulos P [2006]. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1076: 54-79.

The World Trade Center Aftermath and Its Effects on Health: Understanding and Learning Through Human-Exposure Science
Lioy P, Pellizzari E, Prezant D [2006]. Environmental Science and Technology 40(22): 6876–6885.

2005

Bronchial hyperreactivity and other inhalation lung injuries in rescue/recovery workers after the World Trade Center collapse
Banauch G, Dhala A, Alleyne D, Alva R, Santhyadka G, Krasko A, Weiden M, Kelly K, Prezant D [2005]. Critical Care Medicine 33(Suppl 1): s102-s106.

Pulmonary disease in rescue workers at the World Trade Center site
Banauch GI, Dhala A, Prezant DJ [2005]. Current Opin Pulm Med 11:160-168.

Asbestos Exposures to Truck Drivers During World Trade Center Cleanup Operations
Breysse P, Williams DA, Herbstman J, Symons JM, Chillrud S, Ross J, Henshaw S, Rees K, Watson M, Geyh [2005]. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2: 400-405.

Respiratory effects of inhalation exposure among workers during the clean-up effort at the World Trade Center disaster site
Herbstman J, Frank R, Schwab M, Williams D, Samet J, Breysse P, Geyh A [2005]. Environmental Research 99(1):85-92.

Risk Assessment for Asbestos-Related Cancer From the 9/11 Attack on the World Trade Center
Nolan R, Ross M, Nord G, Axten C, Osleeb J, Domin S, Price B, Wilson R [2005]. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 47(8): 817-825.

Physical and Mental Health Symptoms Among NYC Transit Workers Seven and One-Half Months After the WTC Attacks
Tapp L, Baron S, Bernard B, Driscoll R, Mueller C, Wallingford [2005]. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 47(6): 475-483.

2004

World Trade Center rescuers face lung distress
Ault A [2004]. The Lancet 363:1614.

EH Update: World Trade Center Panel Formed to Review Health Protection
Journal of Environmental Health 66(10): 41-42.

Symptoms, Respirator Use, and Pulmonary Function Changes Among New York City Firefighters Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster
Feldman D, Baron S, Bernard B, Lushniak B, Banauch G, Arcentales N, Kelly K, Prezant D [2004]. CHEST 125: 1256-1264.

Induced Sputum Assessment in New York City Firefighters Exposed to World Trade Center Dust
Fireman E, Lerman Y, Ganor E, Greif J, Fireman-Shoresh S, Lioy P, Banauch G, Weiden M, Kelly K, Prezant D [2004]. Environmental Health Perspectives 112(5): 1564-1569.

Induced sputum assessment in New York City firefighters exposed to World Trade Center dust.
Fireman EM, Lerman Y, Ganor E, Greif J, Fireman-Shoresh S, Lioy PJ, Banauch GI, Weiden M, Kelly KJ, Prezant DJ. Environ Health Perspect. 2004 Nov;112(15):1564-9.

An Industrial Hygiene Survey of an Office Building in the Vicinity of the World Trade Center: Assessment of Potential Hazards Following the Collapse of the World Trade Center Buildings
Hall R, Trout D, Earnest GS [2004]. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 1: D49-D53.

Health and Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Disaster
Landrigan P, Lioy P, Thurston G, Berkowitz G, Chen LC, Chillrud S, Gavett S, Georgopoulos P, Geyh A, Levin S, Perera F, Rappaport S, Small C, NIEHS(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Working Group [2004]. Environmental Health Perspectives 112(6): 731-739.

Effects of Airborne World Trade Center Dust on Cytokine Release by Primary Human Lung Cells in Vitro
Payne JP, Kemp SJ, Dewar A, Goldstraw P, Kendall M, Chen LC, Tetley TD [2004]. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 46(5): 420-427.

Air levels of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons after the World Trade Center disaster
Pleil J, Vette A, Johnson B, Rappaport S [2004]. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101(32):11685-11688.

Characterization of Background Concentrations in Upper Manhattan, New York Apartments for Select Contaminants Identified in World Trade Center Dust
Tang K, Nace Jr C, Lynes C, Maddaloni M, Laposta D, Callahan K [2004]. Environmental Science & Technology 38(24): 6482-6490.

2003

Potential Exposures to Airborne and Settled Dust in Residential Areas of Lower Manhattan Following the Collapse of the World Trade Center – New York City, November 4 – December 11, 2001
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) [2003]. MMWR 52(7): 131-136.

Firefighter Findings: Biomonitoring Rescue Workers after WTC Attacks
Claudio L [2003]. Environmental Health Perspectives 111(16): A896.

Biomonitoring of Chemical Exposure among New York City Firefighters Responding to the World Trade Center Fire and Collapse
Edelman P, Osterloh J, Pirkle J, Caudill S, Grainger J, Jones R, Blount B, Calafat A, Turner W, Feldman D, Baron S, Bernard B, Lushniak B, Kelly K, Prezant D [2003]. Environmental Health Perspectives 111(16): 1906-1911.

Chemical Analysis of World Trade Center Fine Particulate Matter for Use in Toxicologic Assessment
McGee J, Chen LC, Cohen M, Chee G, Prophete C, Haykal-Coates N, Wasson S, Conner T, Costa D, Gavett S [2003]. Environmental Health Perspectives 111(7): 972-980.

Reactive Fallout of World Trade Center Dust
Nemery B [2003]. American Journal of Repiratory and Critical Care Medicine 168: 2-3.

2002

A New York City Firefighter Overwhelmed by World Trade Center Dust (editorial)
Beckett W [2002]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166: 785-790.

WTC dust may cause respiratory problems
Betts K [2002]. Environmental Science & Technology 36(13): 270A-273A.

Occupational Exposures to Air Contaminants at the World Trade Center Disaster Site – New York, September – October, 2001
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) [2002]. MMWR 51(21): 453-456.

World Trade Center Cough
Chen LC, Thurston G [2002]. The Lancet 360(Suppl 1): s37-s38.

Mind and matter: OEM and the World Trade Center
Kipen HM, Gochfeld M [2002]. Occup Environ Med 59: 145-146.

Lessons Learned on Environmental, Occupational, and Residential Exposures From the Attack on the World Trade Center
Lioy P, Gochfeld M [2002]. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 42(6): 560-565.

Characterization of the Dust/Smoke Aerosol that Settled East of the World Trade Center (WTC) in Lower Manhattan after the Collapse of the WTC 11 September 2001
Lioy P, Weisel C, Millette J, Eisenreich S, Vallero D, Offenberg J, Buckley B, Turpin B, Zhong M, Cohen M, Prophete C, Yang I, Stiles R, Chee G, Johnson W, Porcja R, Alimokhtari S, Hale R, Weschler C, Chen LC [2002]. Environmental Health Perspectives 110(7): 703-714.

Researchers Probe Health Consequences Following the World Trade Center Attack
Stephenson J [2002]. Journal of the American Medical Association 288(10): 1219-1221.

2001

New York City Department of Health Response to Terrorist Attack, September 11, 2001
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) [2001]. MMWR 50(38): 821-822.

Environmental Aftermath
Claudio L [2001]. Environmental Health Perspectives 109(11): A529-A536.

Health Consequences of the 11 September 2001 Attacks (editorial)
Landrigan P [2001]. Environmental Health Perspectives 109(11): A514-A515.

Occupational exposures during the World Trade Center disaster response
Wallingford K, Snyder E [2001]. Toxicology and Industrial Health 17:247-253.

 

 
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