Hazmat Accidents and Chemical Attacks

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In the event of a chemical attack or HAZMAT accident, stay indoors, close all windows and doors, turn off ventilation systems (heating and A/C and fireplace dampers and exhaust fan vents), and seal yourself into the room in your home with the fewest opening windows (bathrooms with exhaust fans are not a good choice). Seal gaps with wet towels, duct tape, and plastic sheeting. Make sure you bring pets in with you. Stay in the room until authorities tell you it is safe to come out. Do not leave a secure area to help victims unless you have the proper equipment to do so or authorities have indicated that it is safe. You will just become a victim yourself. If you have been exposed, remove outer clothing layer and seal in a plastic bag, if possible, shower with cool or warm water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention and call 9-1-1 if you are having exposure symptoms.

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