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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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