Mortality among WTC Rescue and Recovery Workers

Project Number
1 U01 OH011480-01
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
4 years


Preliminary analyses based on comparisons with the general population showed a reduced mortality among WTC rescue and recovery workers, which may be due to selection of healthy workers in the cohorts. We plan to perform a number of analyses of a combined database comprising three WTC cohorts to address the possible ‘healthy worker effect’ and to investigate whether there is any indication of a possible effect of WTC exposure on mortality of these workers. The proposed research will provide strong evidence on the presence or absence of an association of WTC exposure and mortality among WTC workers, and will inform on the best methodology to quantitative assess the effects of disasters on mortality of exposed individuals.


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Principal Investigator: Paolo Boffetta, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai