Define Area

Look for Signs

Leave the Area

 

SPECIFIC TERRORIST THREATS

Chemical Threat

A chemical attack is the deliberate release of a toxic gas, liquid or solid that can poison people and the environment.


 

Possible Clues

If Inside Move Away

Fastest Escape

Possible Signs of Chemical Threat


* Many people suffering from watery eyes, twitching, choking, having trouble breathing or losing coordination.

* Many sick or dead birds, fish or small animals are also cause for suspicion.

If You See Signs of Chemical Attack

* Quickly try to define the impacted area or where the chemical is coming from, if possible.

* Take immediate action to get away.

* If the chemical is inside a building where you are, get out of the building without passing through the contaminated area, if possible.

* Otherwise, it may be better to move as far away from where you suspect the chemical release is and "shelter-in-place."

* If you are outside, quickly decide what is the fastest escape from the chemical threat. Consider if you can get out of the area, or if you should follow plans to "shelter-in-place."

If You Think You Have Been Exposed to a Chemical

If your eyes are watering, your skin is stinging, and you are having trouble breathing, you may have been exposed to a chemical.

* If you think you may have been exposed to a chemical, strip immediately and wash.

* Look for a hose, fountain, or any source of water, and wash with soap if possible, being sure not to scrub the chemical into your skin.

* Seek emergency medical attention.

 

 

     
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