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Radiation Emergencies

If a radiation emergency occurs, you can take actions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your pets.

What to do in a radiation emergency: Get Inside
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nuclear power plant graphicCDC Continues to Monitor the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Radiation Release in Japan

The CDC is monitoring the situation in Japan.

At this time:

  1. There is no travel advisory for Japan because of radiation hazards.
  2. There is no radiation hazard in the United States from Japan.
  3. There is no radiation hazard for food, including seafood.

More information on Japan can be found here.

NEW! A Guide to Operating Public Shelters in a Radiation Emergency (February 2015) has been developed to assist with planning and response efforts related to shelter operations in a radiation emergency. This guide is the result of a multiagency collaboration exploring the unique challenges radiation emergencies pose for shelter operations.

NEW! Medical Countermeasures for Radiation Exposure and Contamination is a training module that aids in better understanding what medical countermeasures (treatments) are available for radiation exposure and contamination, how they work, and how and when they should be used.

Public health workerNEW! Radiation Basics Made Simple
A training module that introduces participants to the fundamentals of radiation and radioactivity. This training features an enhanced lecture-style video and interactive knowledge checks to deliver and reinforce key concepts.

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