Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.9.1428
Dimensions: 8 ½ in X 11 in
Dimensions (Metric): 20.32 cm X 27.94 cm
Credit Line: The Michael Ragsdale 9/11 Aftermath Paper Ephemera Collection
Public notice flier announcing that New York residents experiencing bad air quality may acquire reimbursements for air purifiers from FEMA. The flier is printed on orange paper with bold text:
NEW YORK RESIDENTS EXPERIENCING | BAD AIR QUALITY | IN THEIR HOMES DUE TO THE WTC | 100% REIMBURSEMENT | FOR HOME AIR PURIFIERS | TO APPLY CONTACT FEMA.
The last line of the flier states: "ALL THOSE BELOW HOUSTON INSTANTLY ELIGIBLE."
Within days of 9/11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued assurances that the air quality in lower Manhattan was not a cause for concern. Still, many residents worried about potential health effects.