In many types of public health emergencies, the safest thing to do is
simply to stay indoors. If the air is unsafe because of an incident involving
hazardous chemicals, radiation, or an aerosol release of a biological agent,
local authorities may advise you to "shelter in place," which limits your
exposure to the outside air.
To shelter in place:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerR. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
Current as ofMay 7, 2017
Current as of:
May 7, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
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