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September 1st marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month, and the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is working to educate the public about how to prepare for the potential health hazards associated with a possible terrorist attack.

Throughout September, ACSH will have experts available for interviews on terrorism preparedness, including fear of terrorism and other topics discussed in our consumer-friendly, peer-reviewed publications: A Citizen's Guide to Terrorism Preparedness and Response," Anthrax: What You need to Know, and The Facts About Dirty Bombs. Since facts often mitigate fear, ACSH separate myths from scientific reality and educates consumers about the steps they should (and should not) take in the event of a terrorist attack.

National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and schools. Coping with the fear of terrorism is a necessity of modern life, and ACSH hopes to help the public do so by prioritizing rationally.

To arrange an interview with any of our spokespeople: Dr. Elizabeth M. Whelan, Dr. Gilbert Ross, and Jeff Stier, please contact Jeff Stier at stier@acsh.org or (212) 362-7044 ext 225 [cell: (646) 245-1443].