Unit 4 Nuclear Threat4-11Fallo u tSh ield ingTim eDistan ceA Basement Provides Some Protection From Radioactive Fallout-- Shelter Provides Time, Distance and ShieldingIf a warning is given, or fallout starts to arrive, proceed to shelter that provides the best possibleshielding. These include locations such as basements, interior rooms of a house, highway culverts, etc.Remember that fallout consists of particles of earth, fission products and other materials returning tothe earth's surface. If dust like particles are visible in the air or on surfaces, they should be considered aradiation hazard.If fallout has arrived before reaching shelter, cover as much of the body as possible to keep particlesfrom depositing on the skin. This should include, as a minimum, long sleeves, hat and gloves. If adequateclothing is not available or time not sufficient, make use of any available material such as newspaper tocover the head. Placing hands in the pockets help keep them as fallout free as possible. Remember that
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