Biological or Chemical Agent

Environmental Exposure to Hazardous Agents

If there is a wider-ranging biological or chemical agent in your neighborhood or vicinity:

  • Stay inside away from windows and the location of the exposure
  • Keep an emergency kit with non-perishable food, water and flashlights in your home
  • If you believe you were exposed, contact Columbia Health (Morningside) at (212) 854-2294 24 hours a day, or the nearest hospital
  • For more information about different types of dangerous agents, go to: