What are the long-term health effects of 9/11?

Mental health tends to be the most affected when it comes to the long-term effects of 9/11. Up to 20% of adults who were exposed to toxic substances or injured in the attack had PTSD symptoms 5 to 6 years afterward, which is four times the rate in the general population.

Approximately 410,000 people spent days and weeks breathing in air heavy with toxins from 400 tons of crushed concrete, glass, and asbestos

The 9/11 terrorist attacks impacted millions and caused physical and mental health conditions for numerous people exposed to the disaster. For two decades, the NYC Health Department WTC Health Registry has studied the long-term effects of the 9/11 attack on area workers, residents, and students, as well as the rescue, recovery, and clean-up workers who responded. Ten years after the World Trade Center attack, lower respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, or difficulty breathing still affected rescue and recovery workers, area residents and workers, and passers-by.

Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are the most common health effects of the 9/11 attacks. Up to 20% of adults exposed to toxic substances or injured in the 9/11 attack had PTSD symptoms 5 to 6 years following the attack, which is four times the rate in the general population. Rescue and recovery workers who arrived at the WTC site on or soon after the attacks were more likely to develop PTSD than those who got there later. The longer someone worked at the site, the higher their risk for PTSD was. Finally, ten years after the attacks, 15% of Registry enrollees reported struggling with depression, and 10% reported both depression and PTSD.

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In the unfortunate event that you were in close proximity when the 9/11 attacks happened and now struggle with a disease, injury, or mental health condition, our diligent attorneys, who have been handling toxic exposure claims for over 30 years, are ready to help you obtain money from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The only documents we will request to assess your case and file your claim are evidence of you being a 9/11 victim and your medical records with your diagnosis. Your involvement in the legal process will be minimal, as we understand how overwhelming suffering from a serious health problem can be.

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