In many types of public health emergencies, the safest thing to do is simply to stay indoors. If the air is unsafe because of an incident involving hazardous chemicals, radiation, or an aerosol release of a biological agent, local authorities may advise you to "shelter in place," which limits your exposure to the outside air.
To shelter in place:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology|
|Last Revised||April 22, 2011|
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