Chemical Threat

Chemical threats can come from things like terrorist attacks, or industrial or transportation accidents. They can even come from products used at home. The sites below can help you learn about different kinds of chemical dangers and what you can do to prepare for or respond to a threat.

To report oil and chemical spills: Call the National Response Center (NRC) toll-free at 1-800-424-8802.

To report poison-related emergencies: Call the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Chemical Emergencies
Learn what chemical agents are and how they can be released. You can also learn the possible signs of a chemical attack and what you should do if you’ve been exposed. (

Household Chemical Emergencies
Learn the guidelines for safely buying and storing chemicals in your home, and what to do in an emergency. ( 

Chemical Emergency Preparedness
Learn how you can prevent chemical accidents as well as prepare for an emergency. You can also learn how you may be exposed to a chemical and how to respond. (American Red Cross)

Chemical Emergencies Overview
Learn what chemical emergencies are and the different chemical types. You can also learn about sheltering in place, evacuation, and decontamination. And there’s information for healthcare professionals and first responders. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Last Updated: 08/30/2018