World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry
Did you know that thousands of New Jersey residents can enroll in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry? The Registry is being developed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in partnership with the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), to collect information on people most directly exposed to the WTC collapse on 9/11/01 and also on those individuals involved in the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts. The Registry seeks to track both the long-term physical and mental health effects of 9/11/01, and we need your help to get the word out.
New Jersey residents who are invited to enroll in the WTC Registry include those who:
- Were in Lower Manhattan south of Chambers Street on 9/11/01, inside or outside of a building
- Helped in the rescue, recovery, and clean-up efforts anytime from 9/11/01 – 6/30/02 Our Division of Senior Services (1-877-222-3737) or 856 858-3220 (during business hours) can assist homebound older Americans.
Over 14,000 people have already signed up for the Registry, but many more are eligible. DOHMH and the DHSS are asking for your assistance in helping to encourage the approximately 65,000 people from New Jersey who were in lower Manhattan on September 11 or who responded to the emergency to enroll in the Registry. People who enroll will be asked to complete a 30-minute telephone interview. Some of the questions asked will include: where they were on 9/11; how long they were in areas with smoke and fumes; and whether they have had any health problems since. All information will be kept strictly confidential. Findings from the Registry will be shared with the public through quarterly reports. To enroll or for more information:
- Call toll-free: 1-866-NYC-WTCR (1-866-692-9827)
- Visit the Registry Web site at www.wtcregistry.org