Skip to content
Rural and Community Health Systems


  • Chemical Emergencies
    Chemicals are a natural and important part of our environment. Under certain conditions, chemicals can be poisonous or have a harmful effect on your health. This website explains how you and your family can be exposed to a chemical and ways to prevent this type of accident.
  • Preparing for a Chemical Emergency
    Chemical emergencies occur when a hazardous chemical has been released and the release has the potential for harming people's health. This CDC website provides a list of agents and information about how to prepare and protect your family from a chemical disaster. Also available in Spanish
  • Household Chemical Emergency
    This website provides information on how to handle these products and how to react during an emergency to reduce the risk of injury. A list of common hazardous household items is available to guide your family in taking the necessary steps to ensure that you are using, storing, and disposing of the material according to the manufacturer’s directions.