Read here for information on common health risks, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family in the event of a natural disaster. Also, follow our external links to several national authorities for additional information.
Common ailments of concern in the wake of a disaster include:
Chances are, you have been washing your own hands for quite a while. All it takes is a little soap and some water, right? Actually, there is a bit more to handwashing. Below, find out how to wash your hands correctly, and why it matters so much.
After experiencing a tragic event, it can be hard to understand and cope with the range of emotions that you may be feeling. Learn about the common responses to disaster and strategies to help yourself heal.
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American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov
US Department of Health & Human Services http://www.hhs.gov
US Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov
US Food & Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics
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