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The Flash Environmental Assessment Tool: Worldwide First Aid for Chemical Accidents Response, Pro Action, Prevention and Preparedness

Topics: Chemicals, Emergency Management,

This document describes the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT), which was developed in response to a call by the United Nations to support the efforts of its Disaster Assessment and Coordination teams. The tool is specifically meant to "support on-site decision making when substantial chemical emissions affect human health directly or via the environment and should be suitable for prioritizing impact reduction management options under challenging conditions worldwide." FEAT's design principles, usage, and effectiveness over the first years of its existence are detailed alongside future plans for its inclusion in broader assessment and response frameworks.

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