What Does The Science Say About Dangers Of Opioid Exposure?05:30
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A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington Va., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington Va., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
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Some of the most tragic headlines related to the ongoing opioid epidemic are those about first responders suffering after just touching opioids — especially fentanyl.

But what does the science say about these incidents? Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with STAT reporter Casey Ross (@byCaseyRoss), who's been fact-checking claims about incidental exposure.

This segment aired on August 10, 2017.

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