How can we protect ourselves from radiation?

How can we protect ourselves from radiation?

Distance yourself as much as possible from the radiation source. Depending on the size of the event, radiation exposure can happen for several miles around. Even when indoors, it is advisable to stay away from doors, windows, and even walls – stay close to the center of the space to maximize protection.

What are the symptoms of too much radiation?

Possible symptoms include:

  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Headache.
  • Fever.
  • Dizziness and disorientation.
  • Weakness and fatigue.
  • Hair loss.
  • Bloody vomit and stools from internal bleeding.

What should I do to protect my body from radiation?

Stay Inside 1 Close windows and doors. 2 Take a shower or wipe exposed parts of your body with a damp cloth. 3 Drink bottled water and eat food in sealed containers.

What should you do if there is a nuclear attack?

If it is survived at all, it will be by those who are mentally and logistically prepared for such an event and that live in very remote areas with no strategic significance. Make a plan. If a nuclear attack does happen, it won’t be safe to venture outside for food — you should stay sheltered for at least 48 hours, preferably longer.

How to protect yourself from radiation and nuclear fallout?

How to protect yourself from nuclear radiation. Keep three things in mind: distance, shielding, and time. Distance — it is important to get as much distance as possible between the yourself and the nuclear fallout particles.

What to do if there is a nuclear power plant accident?

In a large scale radiological release, such as a nuclear power plant accident or terrorist incident, the following advice has been tested and proven to provide maximum protection. If a radiation emergency occurs, you can take actions to protect yourself, your loved ones and your pets: Get Inside, Stay Inside and Stay Tuned.