The Department of Health and Human Services has updated its guidance to help communities prepare for and respond to chemical incidents requiring mass decontamination. The updated guidance introduces a faster and more effective protocol for treating chemically contaminated patients, and includes a decision-support tool to help responders determine the best decontamination approach in a given situation, the agency said.

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