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Chemicals in Floodwaters

This ODH factsheet answers many common questions about chemicals in floodwaters, including: 

  • What types of chemicals may be in floodwaters?

  • How do I protect myself from chemicals in floodwaters?

  • How do I protect myself from chemicals after a flood is over?

  • Where can I get more information?

 

Local health departments are encouraged to print these factsheets for distribution in the event of a public health incident involving flooding and chemicals in floodwaters.

 

This factsheet may be updated periodically as new scientific information becomes available or as regulations change. You can find the date of the most recent updates to this factsheet inside the PDF.