Beyond Ground Zero
...for those whose health was damaged by the events of 9/11
To begin with, we are not physicians or researchers in the medical field, we are instead ordinary people who actually live with the WTC Syndrome (World Trade Center Syndrome). This site is to document and discuss our illnesses, struggles with medical care, battles with the government and its agencies and other problems typically faced by the people who acquired WTC Syndrome. We will try to provide valuable resources and information such as up dates on health care, current legalization on worker compensation and what ever we can to help each other out.
This is OUR site.
It is also an open forum. We invite any one to add comments, write articles, and ask questions. You do not have to be affected with WTC Syndrome or be connected with 9/11 directly to participate. We welcome your comments and support.
WTC Syndrome according to us who have it
Most frequently reported common medical and mental health problems:
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- GYN –excessively heavy bleeding and unusually long menstrual periods, ovarian cancer, frequent fibroid, tumors and solid masses, miscarriages
- Upper and lower GI disorders
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Acid reflex disease and complication due to the illness
- Chronic bronchus
- Frequent headaches
- Short-term memory loss
- Difficulty in focusing
- Inability to concentrate or stay in the moment
- Frequent colds and flues
- Frequent sore throats
- Frequent ear aches
- Frequent eye problems
- Frequent allergies
- Frequent skin rashes and other skin diseases
- Excessive sensitivities to chemicals, perfumes, smoke, etc.
- Persistent cough (WTC cough)
- Lumps which appear on the back
- Restless leg syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Sleep disorders
- Muscular aches and pains
- Neurological symptoms
to name a few.
If you or any one you know suffers from any of these illness and believes that they are 9/11 health related you can contact WTC Environmental Health Center at Bellevue by calling Toll Free 1-877-WTC-0107 (1-877-982- 0107). You need not to be insured or concerned about immigration status.
How to Get Involved
Beyond Ground Zero has its own forum on The Environmental Illness Resource website. Visit the forums to talk to others who have been left with health problems as a result of chemicals released during and after the events of 9/11 - Enter Forums...
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