Radiation Emergencies

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September Is National Preparedness Month

Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones in a radiation emergency.

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In a radiation emergency:

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Get inside a building and take shelter for at least 24 hours.

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Stay inside to reduce your exposure to radiation.

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Stay tuned for important information about how to keep you and your family safe.

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Information for Professionals

Additional Information & Resources

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Get answers to commonly asked questions about radiation emergencies.

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Learn about different types of radiation emergencies.

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Learn what different terms related to radiation emergencies mean.

Page last reviewed: September 14, 2020
Content source: National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Emergency Management, Radiation, and Chemical Branch