Lessons from Interviews With 9/11 Survivors

    People injured on 9/11 may have healed physically, but they continue to have long-term health impacts from their experience. Learn more.
Asthma Control in Adolescents 10+ Years After 9/11 Disaster

    The collapse and burning of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 exposed many young people to a harmful mix of dust, debris, and jet fuel. Their respiratory health was impacted. Learn more.
Impact of 9/11 on adult responders and survivors

    Terrorism has a profound long-term impact on health and quality of life. Our research shows that many people exposed to the 9/11 attacks have co-ocurring mental and physical health conditions such as athma, posttrauimatic stress disorder (PTSD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Find out more.
Impact of 9/11 Disaster on Children’s Health

    On September 11, 2001, approximately 25,000 children were living or attending school in close proximity to the WTC.
    Learn more about the impact of 9/11 on their mental and physical health, including PTSD and asthma.

WTC Health Registry

Registries allow researchers and health professionals to track and investigate illness and recovery related to disasters. Lessons learned from a disaster can also save lives and reduce injuries in future disasters. The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the New York City Health Department established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry in 2002 to monitor the health of people directly exposed to the 9/11 WTC disaster. The Registry became the largest post-disaster registry in U.S. history when more than 71,000 responders and survivors voluntarily enrolled in 2003-04. Since May 2009, the Registry has been funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and has ongoing collaborations with academic and governmental entities and medical institutions.

The WTC Health Registry periodically follows-up with enrollees to track changes in physical and mental health over time and gaps in care.

Registry Highlights