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Nuclear Bomb & Fallout Protection
Cited online: ready.gov/nuclear-blast
The three factors for protecting oneself from radiation and fallout are:
1) Distance - the more distance between you and the fallout particles, the better. An underground area such as a home/office building basement offers more protection than 1st floor of a building.
2) Shielding - the heavier and denser the materials - thick walls, concrete, bricks, books and earth - between you and the fallout particles, the better.
3) Time - fallout radiation loses its intensity fairly rapidly. In time, you will be able to leave the fallout shelter. Radioactive fallout poses the greatest threat to people during the first two weeks, by which time it has declined to about 1 percent of its initial radiation level.
During a Nuclear Blast: Some guidelines for what to do in the event of a nuclear explosion:
• Find the nearest building, preferably built of brick or concrete, and go inside to avoid any radioactive material outside. Go as far below ground as possible or in the center of a tall building. Radiation is extremely dangerous after nuclear detonation but levels reduce rapidly.
If you are caught outside and unable to get inside then immediately:
• Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you. Take shelter as soon as you can, even if you are many miles from ground zero where the attack occurred - radioactive fallout can be carried by the winds for hundreds of miles.
• If you were outside during or after the blast, get clean as soon as possible to remove radioactive material that may have settled on your body. Remove your clothing to keep radioactive material from spreading. Removing the outer layer of clothing can remove up to 90% of radioactive material. If practical, place your contaminated clothing in a plastic bag and seal or tie the bag. Place the bag as far away as possible so that the radiation it gives off does not affect others.
• When possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination. Do not scrub or scratch the skin. Wash your hair with shampoo or soap and water. Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair, keeping it from rinsing out easily. Gently blow your nose and wipe your eyelids and eyelashes with a clean wet cloth. Gently wipe your ears. If you cannot shower, use a wipe or clean wet cloth to wipe your skin that was not covered by clothing.
Nutrition Support for Radiation Exposure
Radioactive Iodide 131: Affects thyroid. absorbed quickly 24-48 hours. 90% is excreted within 2-4 hours.
5% Lugol’s Solution is Potassium Iodide, Iodine; most effective if consumed within 2-4 hours of radioactive iodide 131 exposure. This source of iodine will help protect thyroid.
Food source for Iodine: Sea Vegetables. Maine Coast Sea Veggies. Wakame, Kelp, Dulse
- Japanese Women eat sea veggies, have low incident rates for breast and uterine cancers.
Strontium 90 – Is cumulative: cancers start to appear in 5-20 years.
- Interesting note: Fukushima, Japan Nuclear Reactor Exposure – released 750 rads of strontium 90. X-ray is 1/3 of a rad. CAT scan is 1 rad of radiation.
Sea vegetables counteracts Strontium. Sodium alginate acid bonds and chelates with strontium – and you excrete it in bowel movement. Sodium alginate is in the kelp family.
Supplement source: XenoStat: 12-15 caps for acute exposure, 4 caps daily for maintenance.
Supplements for Radiation countermeasures: Sold at Church Office