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Chemical accidents management

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Technical information on chemical accidents management is provided in the fact sheets and other publications and related links listed below.

The fact sheets are available in Arabic and English versions. 

Fact sheets

Chlorine - Arabic

Hydrogen cyanide - Arabic

Mustard gas - Arabic

Nerve gas - Arabic

Related information

What to do in case of chemical release | Arabic

Deliberate chemical release FAQs | Arabic

Public health response to biological and chemical weapons: WHO guidance

Public information on biological and chemical threats English [pdf 858kb] | Arabic

CBRN incidents: a guide to clinical management and health protection (UK's Health Protection Agency)

Statistics and figures

19%–25% of the burden of disease in the Region is linked to environmental factors.

The annual cost of damage to health and quality of life due to environmental degradation is estimated to be 1.8% to 3.4% of gross domestic product.

Regional Health Observatory