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In many types of public health emergencies, the safest thing to do is simply to stay indoors. If the air is unsafe because of hazardous chemicals, radiation, or a spray (aerosol) release of a biological agent, local authorities may advise you to "shelter in place," which limits your exposure to the outside air.
To shelter in place:
Current as of: February 18, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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