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

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Radiation Emergencies: Your Health and Safety

Types of Radiation Emergencies

Learn More - For more information on different types of radiation emergencies, intentional or unintentional, click here to get more detailed information.

Get Answers – Review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the various types of radiation emergencies and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Review Products - CDC has developed several information materials such as infographics, posters and videos on different types of radiation emergencies. Browse the Resource Library for more information.

Highlights / In The News

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.

Population Monitoring Guide IconPopulation Monitoring Guide in Radiation Emergencies, 2nd Edition
NEW! The second edition of this planners guide includes recommendations received from users as well as new information and expanded appendices with related tools and resources.

Public health workerRadiation Basics Made Simple
NEW! 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.

ICCR logo Internal Contamination Clinical Resource (ICCR) Application
NEW! Click here to download an application (for Android devices, iPads, and iPhones) estimating reference concentrations of radionuclides in urine.

 

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