WTC Workers and Volunteer Medical Surveillance Program
ID Number 04-0073Principal Investigator(s)
Jacqueline M Moline
Department(s) or Division(s)
Since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, there has been ongoing concern about illness and injuries among the estimated 40,000 who worked or volunteered on the WTC rescue and recovery effort. WTC responders sustained exposures to a range of environmental toxins, psychological trauma and physical hazards. Many responders developed health effects from these exposures; whether long term health effects will persist or develop into chronic conditions is unknown. The Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine established the World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program (WTCMSP) to provide baseline screening examinations for those who provided rescue, recovery and restoration of services at the WTC site and the Staten Island landfill.
Recruiting Patients: No