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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:
Current as of:
April 16, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
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