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What if somebody explodes a dirty bomb on the subway? What should I do?

What if somebody explodes a dirty bomb on the subway? What should I do?

Avoid Panic: A dirty bomb is a conventional explosive that is mixed with radioactive material. It could potentially lead to radioactive contamination in the surrounding area. It is not a weapon of mass destruction but can lead to widespread fear in the public. Exit the subway & follow directives of emergency personnel. For a dirty bomb - there will likely be a decontamination site and medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is tapwater safe, if there's been a radiation leak in the air or a terrorist dirty bomb attack?

Is tapwater safe, if there's been a radiation leak  in the air or a terrorist dirty bomb attack?

Alternative?: What is your alternative to tap water? You may keep bottle water for drinking, however, you are more likely to get struck by lightening than experience nuclear catastrophe. ...Read more

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Does aluminum foil or a reflective plastic emergency blanket block radiation in case of a radiation leak or dirty bomb?

Does aluminum foil or a reflective plastic emergency blanket block radiation in case of a radiation leak or dirty bomb?

Survival: 3 questions answered: 1) Decent survival food should have similar nutrition as regular food, so insulin requirements should be similar. 2) Poop and pee can go into sealable plastic bags/drums for a while, but consider chemical toilets (porta-potty). 3) A large amount of radiation in the air will get you no matter what. Whole body decontamination suits will limit contact exposure. ...Read more

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Is having 2 subway chicken sandwiches for lunch too much?

Is having 2 subway chicken sandwiches for lunch too much?

Usually yes: Eating 2 subway 6" sandwiches is too big of a lunch. That means eating 1 foot-long sandwich is too big of a lunch. However, the reality is in counting the calories, which means one can eat a foot-long and be just fine, if he eats less the remainder of the day, and does not eat more than what his daily caloric needs are. Count calories, as unused calories that one eats will be stored as fat. ...Read more

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Is subway a better place to eat then a fast food burger place?

Is subway a better place to eat then a fast food burger place?

See below: Yes but don't get the mayonnaise or extra meat or cheese. Choose a turkey sandwich with lots of veggies or better yet, a veggie delite. Still, I don't recommend eating at Subway often because of the excess salt and preservatives but it's definitely better than McDonalds, Carls Jr, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, or Jack in the Box. ...Read more

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Are crowded subways a health risk?

Are crowded subways a health risk?

Unpredictable: From a practical standpoint, sure if there's a person with a cold standing in a crowded subway, there is an increased risk that person's sneeze and germs will find its way to another person. In terms of personal health, can't really say there's any added risk of riding the subway. Public transport is good for the environment. You could argue, driving a car is more dangerous (ie accidents). ...Read more

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Is eating subway sandwich every day healthy?

Is eating subway sandwich every day healthy?

Food and Medicine: I doubt that medicine has much to say pro or con about this. It would all depend on the type of sandwiches and their calorie composition. ...Read more