Chemical Weapons Elimination
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides recommendations to the Department of Defense chemical demilitarization program for the safe destruction of chemical warfare material for the protection of public health. This program is part of the CDC National Center for Environmental Health’s Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice.
To Learn more about CDC’s role in chemical demilitarization and destroying stockpiled and recovered chemical weapons and other chemical warfare agent materials through the links below.
- Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) (army.mil)
- U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity (army.gov)
- Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness | FEMA.gov
- Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (opcw.org)
- Stimson Center
- Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction – United States Department of State Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Check out our new infographic on key successes over the past 40 years.
Read CDC's press statement celebrating the elimination of the entire U.S. chemical weapons stockpile.
Learn more about how the program keeps Americans safe from dangerous chemical warfare materials.
Learn more about the recovery of chemical weapons and materials.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (cdc.gov)
- NIOSH Emergency Response Resources (cdc.gov/niosh)
- ATSDR ToxFAQs™ (cdc.gov)
- BARDA Decontamination Guidance for Chemical Incidents (medicalcountermeasurs.gov)
- Chemical Emergencies (cdc.gov)
- Chemical Emergency Information for First Responders (cdc.gov)
- United States Chemical Weapons Convention Web Site (cwc.gov)
- For Clinicians: Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management – CHEMM (hhs.gov)