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Health Agencies Update
May 24/31, 2006

Health Effects From 9/11

JAMA. 2006;295(20):2347. doi:10.1001/jama.295.20.2347-b

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 2 to 3 years after September 11, survivors of buildings that collapsed or that were damaged as a result of the World Trade Center attack report substantial physical and mental health problems.

The study measured health outcomes documented during interviews conducted from September 5, 2003, to the close of the World Trade Center Health Registry enrollment on November 20, 2004. This registry will be used to monitor the mental and physical health of 71 437 enrollees for 20 years.