Scientists Reveal How To Survive A Real-Life Nuclear Fallout

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If youre one of the lucky few Fallout 4 players whos managed to peel themselves off the sofa, you might be wondering: How long could I actually survive in a post-nuclear war world?

The basic premise of Fallout 4 is a nuclear war has ravaged Earth andthe few who have survivedmust retreat to fallout shelters or vaults. But could you actually live like this for any prolonged period of time?

Theres a lot to think about. First youre going to need undergroundshelter to protect yourself from the damaging particles of ionizing radiation. Prolonged exposure to this nasty stuff cancause serious illness, and eventually death. If you figure that out, youve then got to start to thinking about how you’re going to get food and drink down here, needing to be 61 meters (200 feet) beneaththe surfacefor safety. Finally, if you want to be in your shelter for a long time, youre going to need an energy source.

Thankfully, this episode ofAmerican Chemical Society’s Reactions YouTube series has broken it down and givessome handy tipson surviving thepost-apocalypticnuclear fallout.

Remember to write notes you never know.

Main image credit:International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons/Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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