My memory returned with jagged edges, raw nerve endings, and a panic attack as I filled out the 2015 World Trade Center Health Registry survey this week. I revisited the apocalyptic sights, sounds and smells rising from Ground Zero that rivaled - not surpassed - the graphic movie trailers for the release of "Mad Max Fury Road."
The registry, the largest post-disaster public health registry in U.S. history, tracks the health of more than 71,000 people directly exposed to the World Trade Center disaster. I enrolled in the program in 2004 and completed the last health questionnaire in 2011. More.