Their research shows that, if a nuke were ever detonated in a modern city, some people in the surrounding areas would make it. They might have about five to 10 seconds after the initial flash to get to safety.
eing in an enclosed space matters because, the researchers find, the blast winds following the initial fireball can be even more dangerous and deadly than the blast itself. These winds push outward behind the shock wave, and anyone facing the brunt of them could be slammed against a wall at high speed. The winds are especially dangerous if a person is near a door or window or in a corridor or an opening to a room.
but those pressures would be enough to destroy most traditional, wood-framed houses and brick structures without reinforcement.
Radiation exposure through the skin or inhalation can have many health effects, including skin burns, organ damage, and cancer.
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