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Over 30,000 Sign Up For WTC Health Registry

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The World Trade Center Health Registry has now enrolled more than 33,000 people who may have inhaled harmful debris following the collapse of the twin towers.

Health officials want even more to sign up, and they are making a special appeal for parents of children who attended school below Canal Street to register. Residents below Canal Street, rescue and recovery workers and anyone who was south of Chambers Street on September 11, 2001, are also encouraged to sign up.

The program will track long-term health and mental problems related to the World Trade Center attack. There are participants from all 50 states, but most are city residents.

Registration is open until August. For more information or to enroll, call 1-866-NYC-WTCR or go to

More than half of the 4,000 claims made to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund are related to long-term breathing problems. A small percentage of claims were made by people injured during the evacuation of the twin towers.

The fund says it rejected 1,500 claims, mostly for lack of medical evidence or because the illnesses cleared up.

Payouts range from as little as $$500 up to almost $$8 million.

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