World Trade Center Presumption

Qualifying Conditions

Qualifying conditions for this presumption include:

  • Upper respiratory tract (rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, vocal cord disease, upper airway hyper-reactivity and tracheo-bronchitis, or a combination of such conditions);
  • Lower respiratory tract (bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, reactive airway dysfunction syndrome and various forms of pneumonitis — hypersensitivity, granulomatous, or eosinophilic);
  • Gastroesophageal tract (esophagitis and reflux disease);
  • Psychological (post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, or any combination of these conditions);
  • Skin (conjunctivitis, contact dermatitis or burns, infectious, irritant, allergic, idiopathic or non-specific in nature, caused by exposure or aggravated by exposure); and
  • New onset diseases (resulting from exposure as such diseases may occur in the future including cancer, asbestos-related diseases, heavy metal poisoning, musculoskeletal disease and chronic psychological diseases).