Chemical emergencies, such as those that occur in industrial areas with power plants, occur occasionally in California. Health risks are associated with these emergencies and it is important that we know what to do when they occur.
California also must be prepared for other types of chemical emergencies which involve the intentional release of substances intended to harm the public.
A chemical attack is the deliberate release of a toxic gas, liquid or solid that can poison people and the environment. Sarin gas and ricin are two substances that officials suspect might be used in a chemical attack.
Learn more about chemical emergencies that are possible in California and what you need to know and do to protect your family or business.