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Chemical Threat

  • Chemical threats can come from terrorist attacks, industrial accidents, transportation accidents and even common household products. The following resources can help you prepare for and recover from a chemical threat.

    • To report oil and chemical spills and radiation emergencies, call the National Response Center toll-free at 1-800-424-8802 or use the online reporting tool.
    • To report poison related emergencies, call the American Association of Poison Control Centers toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

    Chemical Threat Information - Information about possible signs of a chemical attack and what to do before, during and afterward. (

    Household Chemical Emergencies - What to do before, during and after a household chemical emergency. (

    Chemical Emergencies - Information on what to do before, during and after a chemical emergency. (American Red Cross)

    Understanding Chemical Emergencies - Fact sheets on chemical agents as well as details on sheltering in place, evacuation and decontamination. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Chemical Emergency Overview - Get chemical emergency updates by email, watch videos and read chemical related journal articles. (U.S. National Library of Medicine)