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Chemical Preparedness

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The New York City Poison Control Center will be the primary resource center for hospitals and healthcare providers during a chemical incident.

Call 212-764-7667 or 212-POISONS

Decontamination Recommendations and Protocols
The following documents should be considered for discussion and development purposes only—the NYC DOHMH does not necessarily endorse or recommend these protocols. They may offer new, yet unproven, ideas and solutions to disaster planning activities Each hospital or network that has submitted documents acknowledges that all preparedness planning tools are in constant revision.

Personal Protective Equipment Recommendations


Chemical Threat Fact Sheets
  • Blistering agents: also known as vesicants, are man-made chemical warfare agents. Learn more.


  • Cyanide: is a fast-acting, potentially deadly chemical that exists in different forms. Learn more.


  • Mustard gas: also known as sulfur mustard , is a type of chemical warfare agent. These kinds of agents are called vesicants, or blistering agents. Learn more.


  • Nerve agents: are man-made chemical warfare agents. Learn more.


  • Ricin: is a poison that can be made from waste left over from processing castor beans. It can be in the form of a powder, a mist, or a pellet, or dissolved in water or weak acid. Learn more.


  • Sarin: is a man-made chemical warfare agent classified as a "nerve agent." Learn more.


  • Tear gas: is a term commonly used for a group of chemicals known as riot control agents. Learn more.


  • VX: is a man-made chemical warfare agent classified as a "nerve agent." Learn more.



Last Updated: January 16, 2013