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Health survey conducted on WTC survivors

June 2, 2006 at 9:24 PM

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- New York City health officials are conducting a survey on survivors of the Trade Center attacks who are still in the World Trade Center health registry.

The study is a follow-up survey of 71,000 people, all who were possibly exposed to pollutants on Sept. 11, 2001, the New York Post reported.

The survey is being conducted to determine if respondents who previously reported being ill are still so, and if those who indicated being healthy are now sick.

New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said the study has been a planned procedure and is not a response to any recent rash of health crises, as was thought by some emergency responders.

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