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NIEHS Initiates Monitoring, Advising Effort of World Trade Center Cleanup Crews

firemen walking through debris and smoke from the World Trade Center destruction
(Photo courtesy of Anthony Correia /

NIEHS-supported grantees in and around New York City joined forces to monitor exposures and advise cleanup crews and residents exposed to hazardous working and living conditions resulting from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Air-monitoring stations were established, and many research studies initiated to assess possibly adverse health effects. Grantees from the NIEHS Worker Education and Safety Program were on-site to provide advice and assistance for protecting the health of the cleanup crews immediately following the collapse of the buildings and while the cleanup continued.

Tags: air, notable NIEHS programs


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News Releases:

  • 2002: Public Health Report Stresses Worker Protection As Key Component of Homeland Security
  • 2002: HHS Awards $10.5 Million for Training, Research to Address Health Concerns Related to World Trade Center Attacks

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