Short- and long-term health effects on the surviving population of a nuclear war

hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session, on to examining some of the consequences that could affect the surviving population of a nuclear war, June 19, 1980 by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research.

Publisher: U.S. G.P.O. in Washington

Written in English
Published: Pages: 133 Downloads: 435
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Subjects:

  • Atomic bomb -- Blast effect,
  • Atomic bomb -- Physiological effect,
  • Nuclear warfare -- Social aspects
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 133 p. ;
Number of Pages133
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Open LibraryOL16813626M

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Health Effects from Radiation. People who survive the physical shockwave and heat may suffer health effects from radiation. The health effects of radiation depend on the: • Amount of radiation absorbed by the body (the dose, measured in unit called rads), • Type of radiation, • Route of exposure (absorbed by the body, inhaled, or ingested.

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McNulty is a coauthor of the book You’re It: One thing about this crisis is that it’s both an economic and a health crisis. It effects people. The health effects of nuclear explosions are due primarily to air blast, thermal radiation, initial nuclear radiation, and residual nuclear radiation or fallout.

Blast. Nuclear explosions produce air-blast effects similar to those produced by conventional explosives. $\begingroup$ Surviving the immediate effects and long term survival are two very different things. A fallout shelter plus being away from the bombs is enough to give you survival in the short term.

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