AsthmaMoms World Trade Center: Environmental Health Resources

0

9/11 World Trade Center Environmental Health Resources

For Latest WTC Articles Click Here

WTC Environmental Health Center (Bellevue Hospital Center) 1-877-WTC-0107
Clinical Guidelines for Treating Children Exposed to 9/11
(July 2009)

Clinical Guidelines for Adults Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster
(June 2008 – Updated Version)
Second Annual Report on 9/11 Health – City’s World Trade Center Medical Working Group
(September 2009)

Report an Environmental Violation: Compliance & Enforcement (EPA)
World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program, 1-888-702-0630
Mount Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Standardized Postmortem Examination Guidelines for Individuals Dying After Environmental Exposures Related to the Collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001
(Inactive Archived Draft Document: NIOSH/CDC, November 17, 2006)
To Get on the EPA WTC List Serve http://www.epa.gov/wtc/contact.htm

GOOGLE SCHOLAR Articles: World Trade Center & Health

Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site

General Accounting Office (GAO)

Legislation

  • New York City
    • Intro 650 (NYCOSH)
  • New York State
    • A. 6433 (33 co-sponsors) — provides for presumptive eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits for certain persons engaged in World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup operations after September 11, 2001. Specifically, this bill adds a section to the Workers’ Compensation Law stating that any death or impairment of health caused by a qualifying condition (including respiratory and gastroesophageal illnesses) to an employee who participated in these efforts for a minimum of 40 hours shall be presumptive evidence that it was incurred in the performance of their duties at the World Trade Center or Fresh Kills sites. This bill will ameliorate the challenges that injured workers face in workers’ compensation proceedings, including the heavy burden to prove their claims and being forced to expend both time and financial resources to receive their rightful compensation. A. 6433 has been introduced in the Senate (S. 4608) by Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island).
    • A. 4940 (36 co-sponsors) — extends by one year the time for filing the form to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits related to participation in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery and clean-up operation. This bill, like A. 6433, builds on the August 2006 law Assemblyman Bing authored extending the statute of limitations for these claims to two years from the date when an illness related to these activities manifests. Ch. 446 of 2006 required that all persons who may potentially have 9/11-related illnesses must register with the Workers’ Compensation Board by August 14, 2007 even if they are not ill at this time in order to receive benefits at a later date. Despite public service announcements and significant efforts by advocacy groups, only a small minority of those who must register by August have done so. This bill will ensure that all valid claims are able to be heard on the merits. This bill is also being sponsored in the Senate (S. 4067) by Senator Lanza.
  • Federal
    • H.R. 3543: To amend the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001, and for other purposes. (Introduced Sept. 17, 2007)
    • H.R. 1414: To establish a grant program for individuals still suffering health effects as a result of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon.Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] (introduced 3/8/2007) Cosponsors (18); Related Bills: S.120, S.201; Latest Major Action: 3/9/2007; Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
    • S.120: A bill to establish a grant program for individuals still suffering health effects as a result of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon. This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process where the bill is considered in committee and may undergo significant changes in markup sessions. The bill has been referred to the following committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensionvs
    • H.R. 1247: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for comprehensive health benefits for the relief of individuals whose health was adversely affected by the 9/11 disaster. This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process where the bill is considered in committee and may undergo significant changes in markup sessions. The bill was introduced on Feb. 28, 2007, and has been referred to the following committees: House Energy and Commerce, House Ways and Means, House Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health
    • H.R. 1638 (The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, 110th Congress) : To provide protections and services to certain individuals after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, in New York City, in the State of New York, and for other purposes. Sponsored by Carolyn Maloney (introduced 3/22/07).
    • H.R.1414: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for comprehensive health benefits for the relief of individuals whose health was adversely affected by the 9/11 disaster. Sponsored by Jerrold Nadler, introduced 3/08//07
    • H.R.6046: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for comprehensive health benefits for the relief of individuals whose health was adversely affected by the 9/11 disaster. Sponsored by Nadler (introduced 9/7/2006).
    • H.R.6124: To provide protections and services to certain individuals after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, in New York City, in the State of New York, and for other purposes. Sponsored by Maloney (introduced 9/20/2006).

Resolution

  • New York City
    • NYC Council 2006 Resolution No. 187-A: EPA’s Test and Clean Program
    • RES. NO. 747 – Resolution calling upon the United States Environmental Protection Agency to abandon its technically and scientifically flawed 2006 Test and Clean Program, and work with residents and workers, community and labor organizations and elected officials to design an effective, science-based sampling and cleanup program for residences and workplaces in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and all affected areas.

Air Monitoring for WTC Area

Deutsche Bank (130 Liberty Street) Demolition

  • 130 Liberty Street Deconstruction Plan Documents
  • Project Updates (LowerManhattan.info)
  • Strengthening the Safety, Oversight and Coordination of Construction, Demolition and Abatement Operations – Report and Recommendation to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, July 2008
  • Approved February 2008 Addendum to September 7, 2005 Deconstruction Plan
  • NYC Department of Building: Property Profile Overview – Complaints, Violations (DOB & ECB), Stop Work Order (scroll down; same as 126 Liberty) & NYC Building Department of Buildings Property Profile Overview (complaints, violations, stop work order, etc.)
  • Approved 130 Liberty Street Implementation Plan: Bovis Lend Lease, The John Galt Corporation (09.19.06)
  • Approved 130 Liberty Street Deconstruction Plan
  • RJLEE Group Reports prepared for Deutsche Bank
    • Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Data Review (RJ Lee Group, Inc. August 4, 2007)
    • Expert Report: WTC Dust Signature – Signature Assessment 130 Liberty Street Property: 130 Liberty Street Property – (RJ Lee Group, Inc. May 2004)
    • Technical Memorandum – 130 Liberty Street Property
      • S1 : Aerosolization of Ultra Fine Fibers and Particles from WTC Dust – Signature Assessment 130 Liberty Street Property and 4 Albany Street Property (RJ Lee Group, Inc., May 2004)
      • S2: The Relationship between Surface and Airborne Concentrations of WTC Dust Under Known Conditions – Signature Assessment 130 Liberty Street Property (RJ Lee Group, Inc. May 2004)
      • S3: Resuspension Characteristics of WTC Dust Under Controlled Conditions – Signature Assessment 130 Liberty Street Property: (RJ Lee Group, Inc., May 2004)
      • S4: Resuspension and Settling of WTC Dust over a Three-Day Period – Signature Assessment 130 Liberty Street Property (RJ Lee Group, Inc. May 2004)
      • S5: Airborne Fiber Dimensions: A Comparison of Asbestos Resuspended from WTC Dust to Airborne Asbestos in Other Buildings (RJ Lee Group, Inc. May 2004)
      • S6: Impact of Indirect Preparation Techniques on the Number of Asbestos Fibers Observed in WTC Dust (RJ Lee Group, Inc. May 2004)
      • S7: Relationship between Contaminant Distribution, WTC Dust Concentration, and “Hot Spots” in 130 Liberty (RJ Lee Group, Inc. May 2004)
    • Draft Specifications for Tearout and Teardown (prepared in December 2003, 151 pages)
    • Damage Assessment – 130 Liberty Street Property
      • WTC Dust Signature Report – Composition and Morphology (December 2003; 30 pages)
      • WTC Dust Signature Report – Asbestos (December 2003)
      • WTC Dust Signature Report – Metals and Organics (December 2003)
    • Concrete Assessment – 130 Liberty Street Property
      • C1: Physical Damage and Condition Assessment (May 2004)
      • C3: Physical Damage and Contamination Analysis (May 2004)
    • Health and Safety Plan (prepared in March 2003, 36 pages, prepared for the building’s original owner; 55 pages)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • EPA comments on LMDC’s draft Phase 1 Deconstruction Plan for 130 Liberty Street [PDF 604 KB, 23 pages, January 2005]
  • Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC)
    • Cleaning & Deconstruction of 130 Liberty Street: ADDENDUM # 1 – June 15, 2005
      • WASTE SAMPLING AND MANAGEMENT PLAN (June 13, 2005; 48 pages)
      • AMBIENT AIR MONITORING PROGRAM (June 13, 2005; 26 pages)
      • Emergency Action Plan for Deconstruction Operations (June 13, 2005; 26 pages)
      • Community Notification Plan Addendum to the Emergency Action Plan
      • ASBESTOS AND CONTAMINANTS OF POTENTIAL CONCERNABATEMENT AND
      • REMOVAL PLAN PREPARATION PHASE AND PHASES I AND II
    • 130 Liberty Street (formerly Deutsche Bank) Air Monitoring Results
    • 130 Liberty Street Public Documents – Chronological Listing
    • Permits & Variances
    • Request for Variance (April 11, 2005): summarizes and explains why Phase I of the Deconstruction requires modification of specified portions of ICR 56 and how alternative abatement approaches will be used
    • E-Update Archive
    • Public Information Session on Draft Phase I Deconstruction Plan (January 24, 2005)
    • The Deutsche Bank Building at 130 Liberty Street
    • Presentation of the Draft Phase I Deconstruction Plan (12/13/04)
    • Deconstruction Plan Phase I (December 10, 2004)
      Health and Safety Plan
    • Environmental Review Process
    • Deutsche Bank Settlement Reached … Under the agreement, LMDC will purchase the land for $90 million and pay for the demolition of the building. The agreement caps the cost of cleaning and demolition to $45 million and the insurers would pay any costs above the agency’s cap … (LMDC News Release, February 27, 2004)
  • Initial Building Characterization Study Report – Volume I: Study Report Text, Tables, and Figures (Prepared for LMDC by The Louis Berger Group, Inc.; September 14, 2004)
  • Draft Specifications for Tearout and Teardown of Deutsche Bank Builiding, 130 Liberty Street (DRAFT, Dec. 13, 2003)

30 West Broadway – Fiterman Hall Demolition

  • Final EPA Acceptance of “Remediation Phase” Documents for Fiterman Hall at 30 West Broadway, New York, NY [PDF 310K, 2 pp] (March 2008)
  • Final DOL Acceptance of “Remediation Phase” Documents for Fiterman Hall at 30 West Broadway, New York, NY [PDF 32K, 1 pp] (March 2008)
  • Quality Assurance Project Plan for the Environmental Community Air Monitoring Program During the Remediation and Deconstruction (Prepared by Airteck Environmental Corp., Rev. 29, 2007)
  • Fiterman Hall News: Remediation & Abatement for Scaffold Erection Operations (BMCC)
    2002 Environmental Reports (BMMC)
  • Project Updates: LowerManhattan.info
  • Fiterman Hall Regulatory Documents
  • Fiterman News: Keeping Our Community Informed
  • Regularory Submittal Part III (R) Health & Safety Plan (Dec. 8, 2006)
  • Regulatory Submittal Part (R) Remediation Work Plan (Dec. 7, 2006)
  • Regulatory Submittal Part IV (R): Remdiation Phase: Waste Sampling and Management Plan (Nov. 30, 2006)
  • A Public Fiterman Hall Update: Oct. 31, 2006 (BMCC)
  • Presentation from the 10/30/06 Community Update
  • Fiterman Hall Documents (October 31, 2006)
  • Emergency Action and Community Notification Plan: Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, City University of New York (October 11, 2006)
  • Preliminary Environmental Characterization Report: Current Conditions (Airteck Environmental Corp., January 10, 2006)
  • Project Updates (LowerManhattan.info)
  • Fiterman Hall Comment Letter [PDF 374 KB, 36 pp] (April 7, 2006)
    • CUNY Letter to EPA [PDF 5,505 KB, 2 pp] (August 3, 2005)
      January 2006 Draft Submittal
    • Fiterman Cover Letter [PDF 66 KB, 2 pp] (January 12, 2006)
    • Facade Characterization Report [PDF 541 KB, 18 pp] (January 10, 2006)
    • Environmental Characterization Report [PDF 4.72 MB, 56 pp] (January 10, 2006)
    • Part I – Work Plan [PDF 460 KB, 22 pp] (January 10, 2006)
    • Part II – Environmental Community Air Monitoring Program [PDF 478 KB, 15 pp] (January 10, 2006)
    • Part III – Health & Safety Plan [PDF 462 KB, 53 pp] (January 10, 2006)
    • Part IV – Waste Sampling and Management Plan [PDF 857 KB, 25 pp] (January 10, 2006)

130 Cedar Street Demolition

  • NYC Department of Buildings: Violations, Complaints
  • Comments on Draft Plan for Abatement and Selective Demolition (January 2007)
  • RJ Lee Group, Inc.

4 Albany Street Demolition

  • Specification for the Removal of 4 Albany Street Building from Containment [PDF 8.5 KB, 3 pp]
  • Air Monitoring Plan [PDF 45 KB, 14 pp]

133 – 135 Greenwich Street & 21 – 23 Thames Street Demolition

  • Revised Work Plan for Abatement and Demolition of 133-135 Greenwich Street and 21-23 Thames Street (June 2005)

EPA Proposes to Revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particle Pollution

December 20, 2005 – The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particle pollution. The proposed revisions would strengthen a fine particle standard, and would improve and refocus the coarse particle standards on those particles that are associated with public health concerns. EPA will accept comments for 90 days after the publication of the proposal in the Federal Register.

EPA’s World Trade Center Expert Technical Review Panel
PROPOSED PEER REVIEW PROCESS OF WTC SIGNATURE (NYCOSH)
Peer Review Handbook – 2nd Edition (Dec 2000)
WTC Community-Labor Coalition Comments on EPA’s Draft Sampling Progam (01/18/05)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Lower Manhattan Test and Clear Program – Final Report November 2008
  • Lower Manhattan Test and Clean Program – Final (2007)
  • EPA’s World Trade Center Expert Technical Review Panel
    • Comments by Public: Docket Detail: ORD-2004-0003
  • Determination of a Diagnostic Signature for WTC Dust using Scanning Electron Microscopy Point Counting Techniques
  • Environmental Photographic Interpretation Center (EPIC) evaluated aerial photographs and digital imagery of the area around the World Trade Center in order to identify those areas most significantly impacted by dust, debris and other structural materials resulting from the collapse of the buildings on September 11, 2001
  • On-Scene Coordinator: WTC Emergency Response … Data including asbestos, dioxin, PCB, PAH, metals, etc.
  • World Trade Center: Asbestos Site Evaulation, Communication and Cleanup (Presented by: Mark Maddaloni, Chuck Nace, Dan Harkay, Marty Freeman & Kathy Callahna; Keystone, Colorado, September 22-26, 2003)
  • World Trade Center Expert Technical Review Panel (March 1st, 2004)
  • World Trade Center Indoor Environmental Assessment: Selecting Contaminants of Potential Concern and Setting Health-Based Benchmarks (May 2003, last updated March 1st, 2004)
  • EPA’s WTC Background Study (Interim Final, April 2003) (PDF) (last updated March 1st, 2004)
  • EPA’s WTC Residential Confirmation Cleaning Study (last updated March 1st, 2004)
    Interim Final WTC Confirmation Cleaning Study: Volume I & 2 (May 2003) (last updated March 1st, 2004)
  • Final Report of the Public Health Investigation to Assess Potential Exposures to Airborne and Settled Surface Dust in Residential Areas of Lower Manhattan (September 2002, PDF 3,853KB)
  • Ambient and Indoor Samples for Public Health Evaluations of Residential Areas Near the WTC – Sampling Protocol (PDF 236KB)
  • Summary Report: Characterization of Particulates Found in Apartments After Destruction of the World Trade Center (October 1, 2001, PDF 699KB)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the Office of Inspector General (OIG)
    • Survey of Air Quality Information Related to the World Trade Center Collapse (Report No. 2003-P-00014, Office of Inspector General, Evaluation Report, September 26, 2003)
    • EPA’s Response to the World Trade Center Collapse: Challenges, Successes, and Areas for Improvement, an evaluation of how EPA reacted to the September 11, 2001, collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. (Report No. 2003-P-00012, August 21, 2003)
  • EPA’s Wipe Sampling Program (December 8th, 2003)
  • Dust Cleanup and Testing Plan (last updated: October 15th, 2003)
    Cleanup Result Summary Map
  • WTC Residential Testing Results (last updated April 18th, 2003)
  • Contracts for EPA’s Downtown Residential Dust Cleanup Program Are Awarded (September 16, 2002, Last updated January 7th, 2003)
  • Test Results Request (last updated April 23rd, 2003)
  • WTC Residential Dust Cleanup Program: Carpets, Upholstered Furniture and Other Fabric
  • Surfaces Fact Sheet (last updated October 24th, 2002) outdated
  • Frequently Asked Questions (last updated January 7th, 2003) outdated
  • Lower Manhattan Dust Cleanup: Cleanup Registration Ended 12/28/02 (Last updated January 6th, 2003)
  • EXPOSURE AND HUMAN HEALTH EVALUATION OF AIRBORNE POLLUTION FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER (EXTERNAL REVIEW DRAFT), National Center for Environmental Assessment (last updated on December 30, 2003)
  • Exposure and Human Health Evaluation of Airborne Pollution from the World Trade Center Disaster (October 2002, 4.8 MB)
  • Toxicological Effects of Fine Particulate Matter Derived from the Destruction of the World Trade Center (National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, December 2002)
  • Exposure and Human Health Evaluation of Airborne Pollution from the World Trade
  • Center Disaster DRAFT (National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, October, 2002)
  • Federal Register Notice (The 60-day public comment period on the ERD begins December 27, 2002, and ends February 25, 2003)
  • Public Comments and Letters on Draft Report (PDF)
  • Summary Report of the U.S. EPA Technical Peer Review Meeting on the Draft Document Entitled: Exposure and Human Health Evaluation of Airborne Pollution from the World Trade Center Disaster
  • Health Effects of the World Trade Center Collapse (last updated January 7th, 2003)
  • Press Releases and Stories Related to the World Trade Center Attack
    EPA and City Extend Deadline to Register for Downtown Cleanup and Testing Program (October 2, 2002)
  • Contracts for EPA’s Downtown Residential Dust Cleanup Program Are Awarded (September 16, 2002)
  • Asbestos Testing to Start Immediately; Deadline for Assistance Requests Extended (August 16, 2002)
  • EPA Worker Wash Tent Taken Down (June 26, 2002)
  • EPA Begins Work on Pilot WTC Dust Cleaning Study (June 19, 2002)
  • EPA Launches Lower Manhattan Cleaning Hotline (June 3, 2002)
  • EPA Gets Set to Take Cleanup and Testing Requests From Lower Manhattan Residents (May 31, 2002)
  • EPA Shifts Focus To Indoor Air (May 31, 2002)
  • EPA and City Outline Comprehensive Plan to Address the Concerns of Lower Manhattan Residents about the Impacts of the World Trade Center Collapse on Indoor Air Quality (May 8, 2002)
  • Federal, State and City Agencies Announce Actions for Lower Manhattan Air Quality (March 25, 2002)
  • Environmental Monitoring Data Related to the World Trade Center Disaster Response Available to Public (October 30, 2001)
  • EPA Wash Stations in Lower Manhattan Suppress Dust, Protect Workers (October 18, 2001)
    EPA and OSHA Web Sites Provide Environmental Monitoring Data from World Trade
  • Center and Surrounding Areas (October 3, 2001)
  • NYC Monitoring Efforts Continue to Show Safe Drinking Water & Air (September 21, 2001)
  • Whitman Details Ongoing Agency Efforts to Monitor Disaster Sites, Contribute to Cleanup Efforts (September 18, 2001)
  • EPA, OSHA Update Asbestos Data, Continue to Reassure Public about Contamination Fears (September 16, 2001)
  • EPA Emergency Responses at World Trade Center and Pentagon (September 14, 2001)
  • EPA INITIATES EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVITIES, REASSURES PUBLIC ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS (09/13/2001)
    Benchmarks, Standards and Guidelines Established to Protect Public Health (last updated July 19th, 2002)
  • Daily Environmental Monitoring Summary in Response to September 11
    NYC data concealed by EPA and NYC after 9/11, subsequently altered/seclectively delted by NYC (July 14, 2004; prepared by Cate Jenkins, Ph.D.)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Irritative and Respiratory Problems in Relation to Environmental Exposures from the World Trade Center Disaster: A MSSM Guide for Clinicians
  • Press conference, January 27, 2003: Report on initial findings (Press Release, Fact Sheet, NIOSH report)
  • Health Issues and The World Trade Center Disaster (Update June 15, 2002)
  • Irritative and Respiratory Problems in Relation to Environmental Exposures from the World Trade Center Disaster: A Guide for Clinicians (Update January, 2002)
  • Health Consequences of the 11 September 2001 Attacks: Editorial (Environmental
  • Health Perspectives Volume 109, Number 11, November 2001, by Philip J. Landrigan, M.D.)
  • Focus: Environmenal Aftermath (Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 109, Number 11, November 2001, by Luz Claudio, Ph.D.)
  • Protecting Rescue & Clean Up Workers From Health Hazards
  • Health Concerns of People Who Live and Work Near the World Trade Center Disaster Site
  • Tips for Reducing Exposure to Disaster Air Pollutants
  • Word Trade Center Disaster Response Services
  • Contact Information
  • Asbestos FAQ

World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan (the Proposed Action)

Environmental / Plan Review Review: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
LMDC WTC Site Environmental /Plan Review

Permament WTC PATH Terminal

Final Enivronmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) Evaluation (May 2005)

Fulton Street Transit Center

Environmental Impact Statement: Federal Register (EPA) & Metropolitan Transportation Authority

U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

USGS Environmental Studies of the World Trade Centr Area, New York City, after September 11, 2001 (October 22, 2002, modified 2005)
Particle Atlas of World Trade Center Dust, Report 2005-1165
Determination of a Diagnostic Signature for World Trade Center Dust using Scanning Electron Microscopy Point Counting Techniques (By Gregory P. Meeker, Amy M. Bern*, Heather A. Lowers, and Isabelle K. Brownfield; Open-File Report 2005 – 1031)
Environmental Studies of the World Trade Center area after the September 11, 2001 attack, Report OFR-01-0429 (last modified February 2003)
Evaluation of World Trade Center dusts and girder coatings using a simulated precipitation leaching procedure (last modified 30-Nov-2001)

Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine, Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University Medical Center

  • NIEHS World Trade Center Newsletter (Fall 2003)
  • Risk Communication in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Disaster (by George D. Thurston, ScD_ and Lung Chi Chen, PhD; Am J Ind Med. 2002 Dec;42(6):543-4)
  • NYU-NIEHS WTC Forum Speaker Presentations (October 17, 2002)
  • World Trade Center Environmental Impact Research Community Update (NYU Community Outreach and Education Program, COEP, Fall 2002)
  • NYU Community Outreach and Education Program (COEP) Spotlighted by the NIEHS
  • Community Outreach, Education, and Public Service Programs: NYU-NIEHS Community Forum on Thursday, October 18, 2001

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Messages in the Dust: What are the lessons of the environnmental health response to the terrorist attacks of September 11? (By Francesca Lyman, September 2003)

New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYSDOHMH)

Report on Air Sampling Near the World Trade Center Site: October 30 & 31, 2001 (Revised: July 2002)

New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH)

  • 9/11 Health News
  • 9/11 Resource Guide (August 2008)
  • WTC Responder Fatality Investigations – Confirmed Deaths as of September 2008
  • WTC Medical Working Group of NYC 2008 Report (September)
  • World Trade Center Registry: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
    • Press Releases
    • WTCHR Newsletter: Understanding the Health Impact of 9/11 (World Trade Center Health Registry, March 2007)
    • Measuring and Maximizing Coverage in the World Trade Center Health Registry (John Wiley 2007)
    • WTC Health Registry Resources Guide (Updated January 2007)
      April 7, 2006: Substantial Physical and Mental Health Effects Reported by WTC
    • Building Survivors
      November 22, 2004: Most WTC Health Registry Enrollees Reported New or Worsened
    • Respiratory Symptoms After 9/11/01
    • Reports, Newsletters, Resource Guide, Questionnaire (August 2005)
  • “Assessing Sept 11th Health Effects: What should be Done?” Testimony of Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner of NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Before House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations (Monday, October 28, 2003); Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1425 Madison Avenue, New York, New York)
  • WTC Registry Questions and Answers (last updated 04/17/2003)
    • World Trade Center Registry (last updated on 08/01/2003)
    • New York City to Receive Federal Funding for World Trade Center Registry (July 8, 2002)
  • ATSDR and New York City release final report on residential air and dust sampling in lower Manhattan following WTC collapse (October 4, 2002)
  • New York City Launches Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (July 10, 2002)
  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Statement on Impact of Quebec Forest Fires on New York City (July 7, 2002)
  • Recommendations for Motorists in the Area Affected by the World Trade Center Disaster
  • Indoor Air Sampling Plan (February 26, 2002)
  • Testimony: Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E. Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection before the U. S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Wetlands, and Climate Change (Monday, February 11, 2002, Alexander Hamilton U. S. Customs House, New York City)
  • NYC Department of Health Presents Findings from Indoor Air Sampling in Lower Manhattan (February 8, 2002)
  • Information for Residents of Lower Manhattan (02/08/02)
  • Environmental Health Questions Following the World Trade Center Disaster (February 2002)
  • World Trade Center Asbestos Update (January 2002)
  • Asbestos (ACM) Fact Sheet (January 2002)
  • Community Needs Assessment of Lower Manhattan Following the World Trade Center Attack: Working Together to Create Healthy Communities (December 2001)
  • Cleaning Homes Near the World Trade Center: Fact Sheet (12/14/01)
  • Testimony before New York State Assembly, Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation, Standing Committee on Health, Standing Committee on Labor – Environmental Risk Assessment (WTC) (November 26, 2001)
  • Testimony before New York City Council, Committee on Environmental Protection – Evironmental Risk Assessment (WTC) (November 1, 2001)
  • Public Health Advisory Concerning Air Quality in the Affected Area of the World Trade
  • Center Disaster
  • NYC Health Department Responds to Concerns About Air Quality in Lower Manhattan (October 5, 2001)
  • NYC Health Department Distributes Health Recommendations for Residential and Commercial Reoccupation (September 22, 2001)
  • Recomendations For Individuals Re-Occupying Commercial Buildings And Residents Re-Entering Their Homes (September 17, 2001)
  • Recommendations for Residential and Commercial Re-occupation: Notice to Building Owners Located South of 14th Street, Manhattan (DEP) & Advisory for Building Facade Clean-up (DEP) (September 16, 2001)
  • Information for Physicians Related to the World Trade Center Disaster
    • UPDATE #5: Terrorist Attack at the World Trade Center in New York City: Medical and Public Health Issues (September 30, 2001)
    • UPDATE #4: Terrorist Attack at the World Trade Center in New York City: Medical and Public Health Issues (September 24, 2001)
    • UPDATE #3: Terrorist Attack at the World Trade Center in New York City: Medical and Public Health Issues (September 17, 2001)
    • Update #2: Terrorist Attack at the World Trade Center in New York City: Medical and
    • Public Health Issues of Urgent Concern (September 13, 2001)
    • Alert: Terrorist Attack at the World Trade Center in New York City: Medical and Public Health Issues of Urgent Concern (September 11, 2001)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR)

  • Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs) for Hazardous Substances; An MRL is an estimate of the daily human exposure to a hazardous substance that is likely to be without appreciable risk of adverse noncancer health effects over a specified duration of exposure. These substance-specific estimates, which are intended to serve as screening levels, are used by ATSDR health assessors and other responders to identify contaminants and potential health effects that may be of concern at hazardous waste sites
  • Report on the Expert Panel on Health Effects of Asbestos and Synthetic Vitreous Fibers: The Influence of Fiber Length; Prepared for: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, Atlanta, GA; Prepared by: Eastern Research Group, Inc., 110 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington , MA 02421 (March 17, 2003)
  • Final Report on Air and Dust Sampling in Lower Manhattan (ATSDR, October 4, 2002)
  • Final Technical Report of the Public Health Investigation to Assess Potential Exposures to Airborne and Settled Surface Dust in Residential Areas of Lower Manhattan, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, As a part of the World Trade Center Environmental Assessment Working Group (September 2002)
  • The Assessment Process: an interactive learning program: This program provides an overview of the public health assessment process that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) uses to evaluate whether people will be harmed by hazardous materials from waste sites or from other places where hazardous substances have been spilled or released into the environment. (Last updated: July 9, 2002)
  • ATSDR to Aid New York City in Establishing a Registry to Assess Short- and Long-term Health Effects from the World Trade Center Collapse (July 8, 2002)
  • Asbestos Exposure and Your Health: contains a wealth of information about exposure to asbestos, health effects of exposure and other resources including World Trade Center Asbestos Findings
  • ToxFAQsTM for Asbestos (CAS# 1332-21-4, September 2001)
  • Technical Briefing Paper: Health Effects from Exposure to Fibrous Glass, Rock Wool or Slag (June 14, 2002)
  • Report on Residential Air and Dust Sampling in Lower Manhattan (May 7, 2002)
  • Air and Dust Sampling Results from the World Trade Center Area (February 2002)

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)

  • A Community Forum for “NJ to NYC” Commuters: A Look at the Environmental Health Effects of 9/11: Current Research, Lessons Learned and Coping Skills from the Perspective of the “NJ to NYC” Commuter (December 10, 2002, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Jersey City Museum, 350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ); includes powerpoint presentations
  • Lessons Learned on Environmental, Occupational, and Residential Exposures from the Attack on the WTC (submitted to the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, PDF file)
  • Environmental Health Effects of WTC
    • Analysis of indoor settled dust and smoke; Characterization of the Dust/Smoke Aerosol that Settled East of the World Trade Center (WTC) in Lower Manhattan (Principal Investigator: Paul J. Lioy)
    • Health Effects Research (updated on April 02, 2003)
    • University Research (updated April 23, 2003)
    • Toxicology Research (updated December 31, 2002)
    • Monitoring Projects & Research (updated December 31, 2002)
    • Outreach Projects (updated November 06, 2003)
    • Rescue Dogs (updated February 14, 2003)
  • Dust in Your Home/Business: Removing It and Reducing Your Exposure (updated October 16, 2001)

Toxic Targeting, Inc.

World Trade Center Contamination Documents

New York State Department of Conservation (NYSDEC)

Assessing and Mitigating Impacts of Fine Particulate Matter Emissions: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Draft Commissioner’s Policy
Air Monitoring Data Downtown Manhattan (709322 – Albany Street)

New York City Department of Protection (NYCDEP)

  • Certified Asbestos Investigators, Contractors and Firms
  • Air Monitoring in Lower Manhattan
  • Advisory for Building Façade Clean-up (October 24, 2001)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • NIOSH HEALTH HAZARD EVALUATION REPORT: HETA #2002-0090; 2002-0096; 2002-0101-3028, Buildings in the Vicinity of the World Trade Center, New York City, New York … (Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, November 2006)
  • Potential Exposures to Airborne and Settled Surface Dust in Residential Areas of Lower Manhattan Following the Collapse of the World Trade Center — New York City, November 4–December 11, 2001 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, February 21, 2003 / 52(07);131-136)
  • CDC Releases Most Extensive Assessment Ever of Americans’ Exposure to Environmental Chemicals (CDC News Release, January 31, 2003)
  • Second National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals … The Report is the second in a series of publications that provide an ongoing assessment of the exposure of the U.S. population to environmental chemicals using biomonitoring. Biomonitoring is the assessment of human exposure to chemicals by measuring the chemicals or their metabolites in human specimens such as blood or urine. (Released January 31, 2003)
  • Community Needs Assessment of Lower Manhattan Residents Following the World Trade Center Attacks — Manhattan, New York City, 2001 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, September 11, 2002 / 51(Special Issue); 10-13)
  • Injuries and Illnesses Among New York City Fire Department Rescue Workers After Responding to the World Trade Center Attacks (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, September 11, 2002 / 51(Special Issue);1-5)
  • Impact of September 11 Attacks on Workers in the Vicinity of the World Trade Center — New York City (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, September 11, 2002 / 51(Special Issue); 8-10)
  • Use of Respiratory Protection Among Responders at the World Trade Center Site — New York City, September 2001 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, September 11, 2002 / 51(Special Issue); 6-8)
  • Self-Reported Increase in Asthma Severity After the September 11 Attacks on the World Trade Center — Manhattan, New York, 2001 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, September 6, 2002 / 51(35);781-784)
  • Occupational Exposures to Air Contaminants at the World Trade Center Disaster Site — New York, September–October, 2001 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 31, 2002 / 51(21);453-6)
  • Results for the World Trade Center Disaster Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (February 2002)
  • Workplace Surveillance at the World Trade Center Site (powerpoint presentation)
  • Asbestos
  • Summary Report to the New York City Department of Health: NIOSH Air Sample
  • World Trade Center Press Kit

New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)

Updates:

  • Internal EPA Document Reveals Agency Shortcomings in Lower Manhattan (March 28, 2003)
  • Rep. Nadler, NYCOSH and unions demand EPA cleanup of Lower Manhattan workplaces (February 18, 2003)

World Trade Center Catastrophe Factsheets:

  1. World Trade Center Catastrophe Worker Health Fact Sheet (September 21, 2001)
  2. Victims of the World Trade Center catastrophe are eligible for many kinds of compensation (September 28, 2001)
  3. Cleaning Up Indoor Dust and Debris in the World Trade Center Area, includes Recommendations for Vacuuming and Other Cleaning Procedures (Revised December 14, 2001)

Directory of Accredited Laboratories: Asbestos Fiber Analysis

  • Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) Test Method (last updated October 30, 2003)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Test Method (last updated October 30, 2003)

New Jersey Community Forest Council

Preliminary Assessment: Community and Forest Impacts and the World Trade Center Collapse (December 13, 2001)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • A Dangerous Worksite: The World Trade Center (OSHA 3193-11-03)
  • Sampling Area Map – World Trade Center
  • Safety and Health Topics: Asbestos (Revised: 19 December 2002)

Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA)
1757 Chase Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45223, Phone: 513-542-7475
World Trade Center Peer Review Meeting was held on October 21-22, 2002.

  • Indoor Air Assessment: Selecting Contaminants of Potential Concern and Setting Health-Based Benchmarks (pdf, Revised) May 2003
  • Response to Peer Review Comments (pdf) May 2003
  • Meeting Notes (February 7, 2003)
  • Executive Summary (November 6, 2002)

Hunter College of CUNY
Assessing Community Exposures following the WTC Disaster

Columbia University Center for Environmental Health
Health and Environmental Effects of World Trade Center Exposures

Environmental Defense
Rebuilding Lower Manhattan: A Clean Air Initiative: A briefing paper on dramatically improving long-term air quality at the World Trade Center site as the area becomes one of the nation’s largest construction sites. (11 January 2002)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • Series of pictures taken of metropolitan NYC (and other parts of NY as well as NJ) by one of the Expedition Three crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) at various times on 9/11/01. enter manhattan as the search
  • Aerial Image from Sept 12, 2001, with thick plume over Bayonne, NJ

Immune Web
The Scope of the Smoke & Dust: 9/11 Photos

Bureau of Land Management – National Interagency Fire Center
Remote Sensing/Fire Weather Support Unit: World Trade Center Recovery Support

United States Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS)
Dust and Debris Fact Sheet (September 16, 2001)

U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Just the Facts…Health Information for World Trade Center Support Personnel

National Library of Medicine
Extensive resource list on World Trade Center Attacks

FEMA

Aerial view of the recovery operations underway at the WTC – September 29, 2001

Other

Mineral Wool Defined
FAQs About Mineral Wool (Rock and Slag Wool) Insulation (North American Insultation Manufacturers Association)
Photos from Ground Zero (9-13-01)

Kommentieren Sie den Artikel

Bitte geben Sie Ihren Kommentar ein!
Bitte geben Sie hier Ihren Namen ein