Biological or Chemical Agent

Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Biological 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 have been exposed, contact Columbia Health (Morningside) at (212) 854-2284, or (Medical Center) 212-305-3400, 24 hours a day, or go to the nearest hospital
  • For more information about different types of dangerous agents, go to: