The World Trade Center Disaster and the Health of Workers: Five-Year Assessment of a Unique Medical Screening Program

@inproceedings{Herbert2006TheWT,
  title={The World Trade Center Disaster and the Health of Workers: Five-Year Assessment of a Unique Medical Screening Program},
  author={Robin Herbert and Jacqueline M. Moline and Gwen S Skloot and Kristina Metzger and Sherry Baron and Benjamin J. Luft and Steven B Markowitz and Iris G. Udasin and Denise J. Harrison and Diane E. Von Stein and Andrew C. Todd and Paul L. Enright and Jeanne Mager Stellman and Philip J. Landrigan and Stephen M. Levin},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2006}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 40,000 rescue and recovery workers were exposed to caustic dust and toxic pollutants following the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC). These workers included traditional first responders, such as firefighters and police, and a diverse population of construction, utility, and public sector workers. METHODS To characterize WTCrelated health effects, the WTC Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program was established. This multicenter clinical… CONTINUE READING

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