Nation: TEN QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT FALLOUT

What Is Fallout? Fallout consists of radioactive debris produced by a nuclear explosion and borne into the air.

What Damage Can It Cause? Scientists agree that it can cause cancer, leukemia, sterility, and mutations in future generations.

How Does It Reach People? Either by penetrating their bodies externally if in the explosion area or, more often, by contaminating food they eat.

How Does Fallout Cause Its Damage? By giving off rays that can destroy human tissue.

How Much Fallout Does Testing Cause? All the world's fallout except that from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs has been produced by testing. The Russian series...

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