Homeland Security

This category covers nuclear weapons, nuclear devices, fallout, long term effects of nuclear weapons, consequence managment, emergency response, terrorist events, RDDs, etc.

FAQs Developed by the HPS

The following FAQs have been developed by our topic editors for this category:

  HPS FAQ   Emergency Responders
  HPS FAQ   Hints for First Responders About Detecting Radiation
  HPS FAQ   Is Potassium Iodide a "Magic Bullet" for Radiation Exposure?

Relevant HPS Web Pages

The following HPS Web pages also address this category:

  PDF   GUIDANCE FOR PROTECTIVE ACTIONS FOLLOWING A RADIOLOGICAL TERRORIST EVENT Position Statement of the Health Physics Society
  PDF   KI Fact Sheet

Questions Answered by HPS Experts

The following health physics questions have been answered by an expert and approved by our editors for inclusion in our "Ask the Experts" feature. Click on the question to see the answer.

Q8706   –   Best way to shield from a nuclear weapon blast
Q8770   –   Can a domestic nuclear power plant withstand a large electromagnetic pulse?
Q8997   –   Geiger counters on commercial flights
Q12190   –   Shelter in place
Q12395   –   Building a home fallout shelter
Q13786   –   Radiation levels needed to cause Acute Radiation Sickness

Other Useful Websites

The following website may also be useful:

  External website   International Association of Bomb Technologists and Investigators Podcast on Radiation Myths and Misconceptions