Situational Awareness Alert-Carfentanil Overview and Precautions

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid 100 times more potent than Fentanyl and is not approved for use in humans.

Carfentanil and other Fentanyl analogues pose a serious danger to public safety, first responders, medical, treatment, and laboratory personnel. These substances can come in several forms including powder (resembling cocaine and heroin), blotter paper, tablets, and sprays. These substances can also be absorbed through the skin or accidental inhalation of airborne powder.

Please read the attached situational awareness flyer from DPH's Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management's (OPEM) and stay safe.

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