No one likes to think about something as evil and devastating as a nuclear attack, but it can’t hurt to know the basics about how to protect yourself in the event that it happens.
According to the report, “adequate shelter is defined as shelter that protects against acute radiation effects and significantly reduces radiation dose to occupants during an extended period.”
In the event of an attack, the report stresses, it’s crucial to stay inside or go immediately inside the nearest yet most protective structure. Expect to remain sheltered for at least 12 to 24 hours, and listen for instruction from authorities.
The numbers in the graphic below represent a dose reduction factor: “A dose reduction factor of 10 indicates that a person in that area would receive 1/10 of the dose of a person in the open. A dose reduction factor of 200 indicates that a person in that area would receive 1/200th of the dose of a person out in the open.”
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