The author worked with the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program to create part of a public health education campaign to advertise the existence of the program and to explain World Trade Center health effects. World Trade Center Dust contained particles of many sizes, and it caused irritation to the body's tissues resulting in aerodigestive disorders like World Trade Center Cough, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Rhinitis and Tracheo-Laryngitis. At the completion of this project, 2 posters, 1 brochure, 4 fact sheets and an interactive web site were created. One of the posters designed was used to promote program awareness amongst Ground Zero volunteers and workers. The second poster created was geared for use in clinics and doctor's offices, especially waiting areas. The author created a series of four patient education fact sheets that explain some of the most frequently seen respiratory diseases amongst World Trade Center volunteers and workers. Also designed was a brochure that included information about the diseases featured in the fact sheets, but in a more condensed form. The educational literature created needed to be simple in design and content, and it had to be presented in a medium that could be easily and cheaply reproduced and distributed to patients by health clinics and the Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Respiratory organs--Diseases--Posters--Design; Respiratory organs--Diseases--Interactive multimedia--Design; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Health aspects--Posters--Design; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Health aspects--Interactive multimedi
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School of Art (CIAS)
Neill, Erin, "World Trade Center health effects" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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