The World Trade Center Health Registry is just seven weeks away from closing the enrollment books, and a new campaign is urging people to sign up while they still can.
The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Thursday announced the launch of a new media campaign to help boost enrollment.
The WTC Health Registry was launched to try and track the long-term medical and psychological effects of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It has already enrolled more than 47,000 members, making it the largest public health registry in United States history.
Participants complete a 30-minute telephone interview which includes questions about how long they were exposed to smoke and fumes, and about their current health.
You are eligible to sign up if you meet any of meet the following criteria: If you were on the street, in a building, or on a subway south of Chambers Street on 9/11; anyone involved with rescue recovery or cleanup operations at either the WTC site or the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island between September of 2001 and June of 2002; school children and staff at any school south of Canal Street who were at school on 9/11; or if you lived south of Canal Street on 9/11.
To sign up, call 1-866-NYC-WTCR, or visit the registry online at www.wtcregistry.org