Nuclear fallout, living within 20 miles of a nuclear reactor, and radiological emergency preparedness kit

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Nuclear fallout and waste: living within 20 miles of a nuclear reactor, nuclear dump, mine or downwind ...and, radiological emergency preparedness kit

Pregnant women, in inutero life, infants and young children are at the greatest risk during a nuclear emergency - and also at greatest risk when living within 20 miles of a nuclear reactor during normal operations, according to the sources from France, Germany and the U.S., (see below):

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In the event of a radiological emergency...

...shelter indoors, keep your doors and windows closed, have food and water for several days on hand, and wait for instructions from radio or TV on what to do, next. Additionally, have potassium iodine in liquid form included in your emergency medical kit in order to prevent thyroid cancer; and, have a dusk mask on hand to prevent inhaling radionuclides in order to prevent lung cancer. Also, shower frequently, and discard any clothes that were worn outside. If you can afford a radiation meter for about $500, have one around in order to test your air, water and food. Have extra air filters around to frequently replace older filters, and wear safety masks when doing so.