When there is a failure at a nuclear power plant, most authorities and scientists are very quick to downplay the potentials of a radiation emergency occurring. In many instances, these sources of information seek to establish a safe zone in which people can feel like they do not need to worry if they are not within that zone. While this tactic may be a good start in protecting the public from the effects of nuclear radiation, it does not address a fact that many of the members of the regulatory committee would rather not discuss.
This fact is that the possibility of a radiation emergency as the result of breathing in a particle of radionuclide. It is also possible to absorb this radioactive material in other ways such as having skin contact with it. This is a fact that these people who have been named to this regulatory committee have been ignoring and attempting to down play. These are the very same people who have been charged with keeping the people of this country safe.
When the public does not have all of the facts about a potential radiation emergency because those people in charge of releasing such information, it can lead to the public being unprepared for such an emergency. In turn, this can result in there being a great loss of life as a result of these people not being able to prepare in an appropriate manner.
Iin preparing for a radiation emergency, it is important to realize that you can be affected by all types of radiation. This will affect how you prepare in the case of this happening. It is also important to remember that you will need to be prepare for this type of emergency even if you are outside of the zone that the regulatory committee has decided is safe.
This is because you will still experience very serious side effects from this radiation as a result of breathing in microscopic particles or even simply touching something that has been exposed to that type of radiation. This knowledge can help you to know which types of things you should keep for such an emergency.