If a radiation emergency occurs, you can take actions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your pets.
Radiation can affect the body in a number of ways, and the adverse health effects of exposure may not be apparent for many years.
- Possible Health Effects of Radiation Exposure and Contamination
- Treatments for Radiation Exposure and Contamination
- Health Information for Specific Groups
Resources for professionals in making an informed decision during a radiation emergency.
- Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
- Resource Library -- Additional CDC webpages, documents, and videos on radiation emergencies, organized by topic
- Radiation Emergency Toolkits -- FREE toolkits available.
Highlights / In The News
September is National Preparedness Month Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. Get Involved. Visit this CDC website to see what you can do.
CDC Responds to Earthquake, Tsunami, and Radiation Release in Japan Information on the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant incident in Japan.
Bridging The Gaps: Public Health and Radiation Emergency Preparedness In 2011, a group of 436 participants and distinguished speakers attended this conference.
Radiation Emergencies Resource LibraryNEW! A collection of CDC and its partners' materials on radiation emergency education. This site includes videos, factsheets, and other information.
Virtual Community Reception Center (vCRC) Use our new web-based training tool that provides an overview of the CRC process for planners, managers, and potential CRC staff.
Psychological First Aid in Radiation Disasters Use our self-study training that allows participants to observe how psychological first aid techniques can be employed in a variety of response settings.
- Page last updated September 11, 2013
- Content source: National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
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