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Where to go in a radiation emergency
  • Published Date:
    3/17/14
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 456.69 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)\
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    If a radiation emergency happens in your area, you should get inside immediately.

    No matter where you are, the safest action to take is to: GET INSIDE. STAY INSIDE. STAY TUNED.

    • Close and lock all windows and doors.

    • Go to the basement or the middle of the building. Radioactive material settles on the outside of buildings;

    so the best thing to do is stay as far away from the walls and roof of the building as you can.

    • If possible, turn off fans, air conditioners, and forced-air heating units that bring air in

    from the outside. Close fireplace dampers.

    • Bring pets inside.

    • Stay tuned for updated instructions from emergency response officials.

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