WTC WORKERS MEDICAL SCREENING
Free Medical Screening Examinations Available for 9/11 Workers
RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE WHO WORKED OR VOLUNTEERED
AT GROUND ZERO OR THE STATEN ISLAND LANDFILL OPERATIONS
If you were a worker or volunteer at or near the WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE or the STATEN ISLAND LANDFILL following the September 11th terrorist attacks FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL MEDICAL screening examinations/referrals
are being offered Call TOLL FREE 1-888-702-0630
Visit the website: WWW.WTCEXAMS.ORG full information.
Diane Stein, Outreach Coordinator sent the following message for those who may have been medically effected by their service assisting at either location:
Working to clean up lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks was an experience unlike any other. The dust, debris, and human carnage were on a scale that no one working there had encountered before.
In additional to the emotional trauma, which has been severe, workers were exposed to an array of toxic substances. Pulverized glass, fiberglass, residue of burning plastics and building components, and
concrete were among the materials released in the collapse of the towers.
Since September 11th, 2001, many of the rescue and clean-up workers have suffered from symptoms such as shortness of breath, worsened or new cases of asthma and the “World Trade Center cough.”
The World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program is a federally-funded program that offers free, confidential examinations to thousands of the rescue, recovery, and clean-up workers who worked so
tirelessly to get New York City back on its feet.
Clinic facilities are currently open in Manhattan and will open soon in Queens, Yonkers, Long Island and New Jersey. In addition, appointments will be available nationwide for those that traveled across the
country to help.
If you worked in lower Manhattan or the Staten Island landfill following the 9/11 attacks, you may qualify for this free program.
Even if you are not currently experiencing health problems, it is important to participate in this program. This examination will be your record if any illnesses appear in the future connected to the World Trade Center clean-up.
For more information and register, call 1-888-702-0630
Diane Stein, Outreach Coordinator
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