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Frequently asked questions about a nuclear blast
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    What is a nuclear blast? -- What are the effects of a nuclear blast? -- How can I protect my family and myself during a nuclear blast? -- Is a nuclear bomb the same as a suitcase bomb? -- Is a nuclear bomb the same as a dirty bomb? -- Would an airplane crash in a nuclear power plant have the same effect as a nuclear blast? -- Do I need to take potassium iodide (KI) if there is a nuclear blast? -- Where can I get more information?

    With the recent threats of terrorism, many people have expressed concern about the likelihood and effects of a nuclear blast. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed this fact sheet to describe what happens when a nuclear blast occurs, the possible health effects, and what you can do to protect yourself in this type of emergency.

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