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World Trade Center Health Program Announces Online Exhibition on 9/11 Health Effects

June 21, 2022 | Michael Barasch

Health Effects of 9/11, launched by the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, will raise awareness about the continuing health risks for 9/11 first responders and survivors who were exposed to Ground Zero toxins.

The exhibition, developed by the WTC Health Program in partnership with the David J. Sencer Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Museum, features information on 9/11 exposures and the emergence of World Trade Center-related health conditions.

It will also document the advocacy that established the WTC Health Program, as well as medical research that has improved in treatment for 9/11 first responders and survivors.

Since 9/11, nearly 70,000 people have been diagnosed with physical and mental health conditions resulting from exposure to the toxic dust, debris, and traumatic events of 9/11.  

Now, twenty years after the official end of search-and-rescue and recovery operations, thousands of people have been diagnosed with chronic health conditions resulting from Ground Zero exposure.

Today, the health program supports more than 117,000 members living in all 50 states and in almost every congressional district.

Features in the exhibition include multi-media components such as videos, illustrations, and compelling images, including photographs by renowned photographers Richard Wiesel and Earl Dotter. 

There are still more than 300,000 9/11 first responders and survivors who have not enrolled in the WTC Health Program or registered with the  9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF),

If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the eight months that followed, you are eligible to register with the 9/11 VCF – even if you are currently healthy – and enroll in the WTC Health Program if you develop cancer or respiratory illness from exposure to Ground Zero toxins.

Barasch & McGarry, Lawyers for the 9/11 Community, represents 30,000 members of the 9/11 community.

Visit or call 212-385-8000 today.

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