Earthquake Tips for People with Environmental Illness or Chemical Sensitivities


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This fact sheet is designed to provide a checklist for activities for People with Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivities to improve your emergency preparedness in an earthquake. It is designed to be used in conjunction with Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco's general EARTHQUAKE TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, TIPS FOR COLLECTING EMERGENCY DOCUMENTS, and TIPS FOR CREATING AN EMERGENCY HEALTH INFORMATION CARD. Without all four tip sheets,you do not have all the information you need to be prepared. Preparation may seem like a lot of work, It is. Preparing does take time and effort. So do a little at a time, as your energy and budget permit. The important thing is to start preparing. The more you do, the more confident you will be that you can protect yourself, your family, and your belongings.

DATE COMPLETED/ ACTIVITIES

__________ Emergency Supplies based on your worst days.

__________ "Carry With You" Important Supplies to keep with you at all times (medications, first aid kit, evacuation kit).

__________ Special additions to your Emergency Supplies.

__________ In case of Evacuation, know where the nearest safe places are from your home.

Emergency Supplies

Collect emergency supplies based on your worst days. After a major quake an excess of smoke, excessive dust, molds, gas leaks, diesel from idling rescue vehicles, flashing lights, radio waves, electro magnetic fields (from generators, emergency lights, cellular phones and walkie talkies) and airborne toxins may trigger stronger reactions than you normally experience.

"Carry With You" Emergency Supplies

First Aid Kit:

Emergency Supplies

Evacuation Plan

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Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco
70 10th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
In cooperation with June Kailes,
through a grant from The American Red Cross
Northern California Disaster Preparedness Network