Below are links to resources, services and scientific research about the ongoing health impacts related to the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act passed Congress on Dec. 18, 2015, appropriating some $4.6 billion for extending its compensation fund for five additional years and $3.5 billion to fund the World Trade Center Health Program through 2090.
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.
Some members of Congress together with 9/11-health advocates and their supporters are calling for the permanent reauthorization of the compensation fund, which is set to expire in 2020.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's World Trade Center Health Program, there are currently more than 90,000 people living in all 50 states enrolled in the program. Tens of thousands are sick and, according to officials, nearly 2,000 people have already died as a result of 9/11-related illnesses.