If a radiation emergency occurs, you can take actions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your pets.
In a radiation emergency, potassium iodide (KI) should only be taken on the advice of a Public Health Official.
Bring pets inside with you, if you can. Bring indoors any supplies from outside that your pets might need for at least 24 hours.
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should contact their healthcare providers for information on what to do in a radiation emergency.
Communicating in Radiation Emergencies: Myths of Radiation(https://emergencydev.cdc.gov/radiation/radiationmyths.asp) – a new training that introduces participants to some common myths of radiation and identifies communications strategies to combat these and other myths.
Radiation Thermometer(https://emergencydev.cdc.gov/radiation/radiationthermometer.asp) – a new tool to help put common radiation doses in perspective.
Radiation Hazard Scale(https://emergencydev.cdc.gov/radiation/radiationhazardscale.asp) – an emergency communication tool that provides a frame of reference for radiation hazards, conveying meaning without using radiation measurements or units that are unfamiliar to people.
Community Reception Center (CRC) Drill Toolkit(https://emergencydev.cdc.gov/radiation/crc/crctoolkit.asp) – this new toolkit helps communities, agencies, and emergency planners design and implement a CRC Drill.