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What is the risk for getting anthrax from handling my own mail?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very, very low

According to an article written by ed o’keefe for the washington post, the United States postal service spends $101 million annually to screen all first-class mail.
Envelopes are scanned and periodic air samples are taken to track for biologic agents. No harmful biological chemicals have been detected since 2002.

In brief: Very, very low

According to an article written by ed o’keefe for the washington post, the United States postal service spends $101 million annually to screen all first-class mail.
Envelopes are scanned and periodic air samples are taken to track for biologic agents. No harmful biological chemicals have been detected since 2002.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Virtually nil

The site below provides information about anthrax.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002301/.

In brief: Virtually nil

The site below provides information about anthrax.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002301/.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine

In brief: Very low

Anthrax is very rare and mail is inspected for harmful substances these days.

In brief: Very low

Anthrax is very rare and mail is inspected for harmful substances these days.
Dr. Traci Buxton
Dr. Traci Buxton
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