9/11 Facts + Stats

Wondering about 9/11’s effect on the general populous in regards to health and happiness?

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Screenshot Source:   CDC.GOV

Screenshot Source: CDC.GOV

Fact #1 -

“Nearly 10k have cancer due to toxic 9/11 dust” - NY POST

To be exact:

9,795 first responders, downtown workers, residents, students and others with cancer deemed 9/11-related.” - WTC Health Program Statistics

This horrifying fact comes directly from the World Trade Center Health Program and is discussed in multiple sources including The New York Post

Read more about it and the people it’s affected in the following articles:


Fact #2 -

“At the World Trade Center (WTC) site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers, or as a result of the crashes. Of those who perished during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers and 37 were officers at the Port Authority. The victims ranged in age from two to 85 years. Approximately 75-80% of the victims were men. At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building. ” - CNN

These sad statistics have been well documented for some time…

Read more about it and the people it’s affected in the following articles:


Screenshot Source:   CDC.GOV

Screenshot Source: CDC.GOV

Fact #3 -

“Recent studies, including those authored by Mount Sinai researchers, have documented the persistence of physical and mental health problems experienced by 9/11 responders and volunteers. Some of the problems experienced by responders are: upper and lower respiratory and gastrointestinal problems, musculoskeletal disorders, mental health conditions, as well as various types of cancer. These studies have reinforced the fact that responders require continuous medical care and long-term follow up.” - Mount Sinai - World Trade Center Health Program

Unfortunately, those who respond to life’s most dangerous situations, face suffering years after. This second fact comes directly from the World Trade Center Health Program.

Read more about it and the people it’s affected in the following articles:


RESOURCES FOR 1st RESPONDERS & People exposed to toxic dust:

World Trade Center Health Program

The World Trade Center Health Program was started by Mount Sinai Hospital. The program exists to treat and document all 9/11 related illnesses in the people who were working at or living near the Ground Zero area.


Photo by  Andre Benz  on  Unsplash

Photo by Andre Benz on Unsplash

A Brief History

The WTC Health Program in their own words:

“Mount Sinai’s history caring for 9/11 responders began in the immediate aftermath of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Recognizing the serious nature of the environmental exposures at Ground Zero, Mount Sinai physicians, in partnership with experts at regional occupational medicine clinics as well as with affected stakeholder organizations, developed a medical screening program to evaluate the health of 9/11 responders.

Medical evaluations began within weeks of September 11th at the Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

The Center, a New York State occupational health center of excellence, had nearly 20 years’ experience examining workers exposed to pollutants such as asbestos, lead, and silica. Today there are four locations which have since been renamed the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health. In April 2002, Mount Sinai received federal funding to establish the WTC Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program, and examinations began in July 2002. A Mount Sinai-led clinical consortium of occupational health experts conducted examinations throughout the tristate area, and a national program was set up for those outside the area.

In December 2010, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was enacted, provided funding for five years for monitoring, screening, and treatment services for WTC responders and survivors (community members) at designated Clinical Centers of Excellence. A reauthorization bill was passed in December 2015, extending the WTC Health Program for 75 more years.” - WTC Health Program, Mount Sinai


Screenshot Source:   CDC.GOV

Screenshot Source: CDC.GOV

What’s The “CDC” Say?

Here’s what The Center For Disease Control (CDC) says about WTC Health Program:

“The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program offers high-quality, compassionate healthcare to those directly affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks. The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the WTC and related sites in New York City, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, and survivors who were in the New York City disaster area. Providing medical monitoring and treatment for emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, and volunteers who helped at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This group is known as Responders. The Program also provides initial screenings and treatment to those who were present on the day of the attacks or who worked, lived, or went to school in the New York City disaster area on September 11th or the months that followed. This group is known as Survivors. The WTC Health Program was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. In 2015, the Program was reauthorized until 2090.” - Center For Disease Control (CDC)


9/11 In The News

Obviously, 9/11 was prominent in the news for years after the attacks…

Recently, though, it’s been getting a whole lot more attention due to all the people who are sick coming to light.


Advocates for 1st Responders

Check out this FOX NEWS video with Jon Stewart and John Feal…

Many have stood up in the face of corruption and injustice in regards to 9/11 Responders but none in our opinion like John Feal.

John Feal is the Founder of FealGood Foundation, a charity dedicated to making sure no responder is ever forgotten or left behind.

9/11 first responders met Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, who they say committed to holding a vote on fully funding the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The first responders spoke to reporters after the meeting. #CBSNEWS


People Joining Forces

Check out this Cnn NEWS video with Jon Stewart and John Feal…

Many have stood up in the face of corruption and injustice in regards to 9/11 Responders but none in our opinion like John Feal.

John Feal is the Founder of FealGood Foundation and Celebrity Jon Stewart have joined forces to advocate on behalf of of 1st responders and the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund.


Support From “HollyWood”

Check out this video of Jon Stewart…

speaking out about the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund

Comedian and former “Daily Show” Host Jon Stewart has become a staunch advocate of 1st responders and the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund.


House Judiciary hearing on extending the September 11 victim compensation fund for first responders and others who experienced health problems after the attacks in 2001. Witnesses include victims and Jon Stewart who has been outspoken on the issue. #THEGUARDIAN

How Did We Get Here?

Construction began on The Twin Towers aka The World Trade Center (WTC) in the 1960’s in New York City. A man named Minoru Yamasaki started the project in 1962 with the belief that the buildings would inspire faith, pride and optimism in the hearts of Americans. By 1964, he composed the first drawings of the towers and within a couple of years, construction on the towers officially began. The people involved with it’s construction encountered issues right off the bat. The Twin Towers ascended despite the challenges faced by it’s builders. The North Tower was complete by 1971 and The South Tower was done by 1973. The World Trade Center’s Official Opening Date: April 4, 1973

No one could have predicted that just 28 years later they would be gone…


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