Below are resources, services and scientific research about health problems related to the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
Rescue and recovery workers who became sick after working at ground zero in the weeks following Sept. 11 have renewed federal coverage for medical monitoring and care. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act passed both the House and Senate on Dec. 18, 2015 as part of a year-end spending bill that funds the federal government for 2016.
Congress initially passed the legislation in 2010 to provide health care and financial compensation for first responders, recovery workers, and survivors facing mounting medical expenses for treatment of illnesses caused by exposure to World Trade Center toxins. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s World Trade Center Health Program, there are currently more than 70,000 participants from across the nation in the World Trade Center Health Registry. Efforts to ensure that these individuals continue to receive medical benefits and compensation are ongoing.