Handling Suspicious Envelopes or Packages

Handling Suspicious Envelopes or Packages
Oct 14 CDPH Team

Law enforcement agencies and emergency responders are charged with investigation of suspicious letters and packages in the United States. Those responding are at risk from potential exposure to biologic agents, chemical substances, or radiologic materials. To prevent exposure and subsequent infection, all persons should learn how to recognize a suspicious package or envelope and take appropriate steps to protect themselves and others. The following guidelines are recommended.


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 How to Recognize and Handle a Suspicious Package or Envelope (CDC) [PDF]
 Guidelines: Handling suspicious items (Governor’s Office of Emergency Services) [PDF]