Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.9.2990
Dimensions: 4.25 in X 6 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.795 cm X 15.24 cm
Credit Line: The Michael Ragsdale 9/11 Aftermath Paper Ephemera Collection
Postcard-style advertisement for the World Trade Center Health Registry.
More than 400,000 people are estimated to have been exposed to toxins in lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during recovery operations at Ground Zero. Tens of thousands nationwide now suffer from chronic illnesses, including lung diseases, mental health issues, and over 50 types of cancer, and hundreds of those exposed have died. The World Trade Center Health Registry is now the largest registry in U.S. history to track the health effects of a disaster.