Radiation Emergencies

If a radiation emergency happens near where people live or work, you can take immediate action to protect yourself, your loved ones, and others around you. This kind of emergency could be a dirty bomb or nuclear explosion, a nuclear power plant accident, or a transportation accident. 

For information regarding the health effects of radiation and how to protect yourself, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at http://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/.