In a radiation emergency, you can protect yourself, your family, 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.
Learn about resources for professionals to plan, prepare for, and respond to 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.