So from the sounds of it, if we are to trust the mass media and the information fed to them by politicians, Canada and the US are in little to no danger due to Nuclear Fallout. That said, I personally believe that they would say this anyways to prevent people from panicking – something that will likely happen any way in the event of a full meltdown.
More recent reports are indicating that a full meltdown is highly unlikely. Again, I am not sure how true this is, but I sure hope it is.
So what happens IF the radiation does make it this far? I am still having a difficult time finding any reliable information about this, and what we could expect. I did dig up a bit of info on Radiation Sickness.
Radiation Sickness Side Effects
Let’s assume the worst, and high levels of radiation travel with the Jet Stream and make their way over to North America. What are the side effects of this Radiation? How bad would it really be? Here are some of those side effects that I found listed at WrongDiagnosis. (Not sure how reliable the source is)
- Weight Loss
- Loss of Appetite
- Red itchy skin
- Sore mouth
- Sore throat
- Hair loss
- Recurrent infections
I am pretty sure these symptoms apply to someone getting radiation treatment, not sure if they would be the same, or more severe in a “fallout” type scenario.
Again, if anyone out there has some good sources of good information, or sees a correction that should be made here PLEASE leave a comment or contact me and I will correct it. I am NOT an expert in any way and I don’t claim to be, so please help me make this accurate.
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