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- Chemical Emergencies
- Don’t mix chemicals, even common
household products. Some combinations,
such as ammonia and bleach, can create
- Store chemical products properly
- Store non-food products tightly closed
in their original containers for easy
- Dispose of unused chemicals properly.
Improper disposal is harmful as it may
contaminate the local water supply.
- Do not smoke or light fire in the identified
- Avoid staying near industries which
process hazardous chemicals, if possible.
- Keep emergency contact numbers handy,
including that of nearby hazardous
- Participate in capacity building
programmes organized by the government/
voluntary organizations / industrial units.
- Identify safe shelters along with safe and
easy access routes.
- Prepare a family disaster management
- Prepare an emergency kit with essential
items for safety and survival.
- Do not panic. Evacuate quickly through the
designated escape route.
- Keep a wet piece of cloth on yourface while
- If you are unable to evacuate, close all the
doors and windows tightly.
- Once you are at a safe location, inform
Emergency Services (Police, Hospital,
- Do not spread and/ or believe in rumours.
- Do not consume uncovered food/ water,
- Change into fresh clothes after reaching
a safe place/ shelter, and wash hands
- Make the entire neighbourhood aware of
chemical hazards and the first aid required
to treat them.
- Listen to radio, watch TV and surf
the Internet for official news and
- Provide accurate information to
- Sensitise authorities about the exact
requirement of protective equipment for
dealing with the hazard present.