Health Department to launch new 9/11 health survey

September 6, 2011 7:27:06 AM PDT
The World Trade Center Health Registry is launching its third major survey of more than 70,000 people who were exposed to the WTC attacks and the aftermath, including nearly 13,000 who currently reside outside the New York/New Jersey area.

The Registry will examine the health status of the survey participants ten years after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States by asking about common health effects associated with WTC exposure, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and asthma.

In addition, the new survey will obtain will also ask questions related to asthma control, other respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune disorders and other potential late-emerging conditions.

Enrollees can obtain more information about completing this third survey by e-mailing the Registry at or calling the Registry through 311 or directly at or directly at 1-866-692-9827. Data collection will continue through early March 2012.

Responses to new questions about health care access will be useful for assessing gaps in care and referring enrollees to treatment services now available through the federal WTC Health Program, established in July 2011 by the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.