A chemical emergency occurs when a hazardous chemical has been released and the release has the potential for harming people’s health. Chemical releases can be unintentional, as in the case of an industrial accident, or intentional, as in the case of a terrorist attack. Listed below are chemical agents that could be released into the environment. By clicking on them, you will be directed to fact sheets containing more information pertaining to each. For further information, you may contact the agencies listed on the fact sheets.
- Cyanide (English and Spanish)
- Ricin (English and Spanish)
- VX (English and Spanish)
- Sarin (English and Spanish)
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