posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:04 AM
I was reading up on this, in light of recent events, and then thinking of what the average person (if in Japan) could do to limit their exposure.
Here's what I came up with, feel free to add.
In order of importance:
1. DISTANCE - The further you are from the source of the radiation, the better. It's a simple truth, but this is the best way to be safe. Take a
vacation, or trip, and get out. Or, at least go visit a relative in another part of the country.
2. WEAR A MASK - Breathing in particles is one of the main dangers and can lead to worse damage than external exposure. Even a simply mask, like those
worn during the SARS outbreaks, etc., can help dramatically
3. WEAR HEAVY CLOTHING - This is by no means great protection, but it offers SOME level of protection..layer up!
4. GET BEHIND CONCRETE - Inch for inch, lead is better any day of the week, but it isn't exactly all over the place. Concrete on the other hand. If
you can't get out, then the more concrete surrounding you, the better (or underground, etc.)
Granted, NONE of these steps should make you think you are fully protected. That isn't the purpose of the above. I'm simply illustrating ways to
LIMIT the exposure, to hopefully a level that will do the least amount of damage. Feel free to add.