Fentanyl Exposure Resources

The topic of passive fentanyl exposure by emergency/first responders and others continues to make headlines. The ACMT Communications team receives frequent requests for expert knowledge by Medical Toxicologists. This page provides several resources.

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In 2017, the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) released this joint statement “Preventing Occupational Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analog Exposure to Emergency Responders.” This statement outlines the low risk of passive fentanyl exposure for emergency workers along with recommendations. 

Selected Media Articles Featuring ACMT Medical Toxicologists: