Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

New 9/11 Health Web Site

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

New 9/11 Health Web Site

Article excerpt

www.nyc.gov

This site provides, for the first time, a single source for information about the health effects of September 11. It consolidates the latest information about scientific research and services, including information on where those affected can go for free treatment and medicine, and identifies easily accessible research findings and treatment options for the different groups of affected people: rescue and recovery workers, residents, children, city employees, and others.

Key features include

* health information targeted to each affected group (workers, residents, etc.);

* detailed information on where to get evaluation and treatment, including the three WTC centers of excellence;

* a compilation of all scientific literature and information about ongoing research;

* links to financial assistance providers, social-service and environmental groups, and other groups working on issues related to 9/11; and

* resources for health care professionals.

In addition to the new Web site, New York City has completed other core recommendations of the report commissioned by Mayor Michael R. …

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