Suitcase Nukes Survivable?

2 March 2008

Irwin Redlener, MD, president of the Children’s Health Fund at TED 2008 on how to survive a suitcase nuke: (via BoingBoing’s Mark Frauenfelder)

1. Avoid staring at light flash, keep your mouth open
2. If very close, duck and cover
3. Get away from initial fallout from mushroom cloud (10-20 minutes) or shelter in place (underground or above 9th floor).
4. Move downwind or crosswind for 1.2 miles (away from area with building damage)
5. Try to keep skin, mouth, and nose covered if it doesn’t impede evacuation or sheltering
6. Decontaminate ASAP, seek medical care

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