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Hazardous Materials

Organization Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization Type Government
URL http://www.ready.gov/hazardous-materials-incidents
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Hazardous Waste & Materials, Pesticides
Sector All
Type Of Assistance General Information
Description How to handle hazardous materials: Chemicals are found everywhere. They purify drinking water, increase crop production, and simplify household chores. But chemicals also can be hazardous to humans or the environment if used or released improperly. Hazards can occur during production, storage, transportation, use, or disposal. You and your community are at risk if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts into the environment where you live, work, or play.

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