Survive a Nuclear Bomb: How to Do It with Dr. Andrew Karam


How to survive a nuclear bomb


How to survive a nuclear bomb, a conversation with world-wide nuclear radiation expert Dr. Andrew Karam; A new episode of my Causes or Cures Podcast.

Most people think that it’s impossible to survive a nuclear bomb. It is if you’re stuck in the fallout plume or come outside before it’s safe and get a lethal dose of radiation. But, is it possible to increase your chances of surviving a nuclear bomb? Dr. Andrew Karam, a world-wide nuclear radiation expert says it absolutely is. Living in New York City, what most would consider an “always” target for nuclear bombs, this is a topic I’m deeply interested in. In this episode, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Dr. Andrew ( Andy)  Karam. He will provided practical tips on how to survive a nuclear bomb. He’ll talk about where you should go once you hear a nuclear bomb is launched, how much time you have to prepare, what you should eat, drink, what you should do for your kids and pets, and he even talks about when it’s okay to use hair conditioner again. Since Iran was recently in the news, he also talks about Iran’s nuclear capability, which might interest folks from an international relations perspective.

Andy is a good friend of mine, so sometimes you’ll hear me mention “Molly’s” in this podcast. That’s a great Irish pub here in New York City where friends meet up for ridiculously delicious food and spirits. Perhaps I’ll head there if a nuclear bomb is launched? ;)  In all seriousness, after you listen to this podcast, look around your neighborhood and figure out the safest place to go if a nuclear bomb is launched. At the least, it’s a great exercise in increasing your situational awareness. You will have to look up from your phones to do it…boo-hoo.  ;)

Dr. Karam  has a doctorate degree in environmental sciences and a masters degree in geological sciences. He’s a graduate of the Naval Chemistry and Radiological Controls School and the Naval Nuclear Power School. Since 1981, Andy has worked in the radiation safety field. He started out working for the Navy and designed numerous radiation safety courses for the military and universities, including The University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, American University of Kosovo and The Center for Advanced Defense Studies. He’s a board-certified international consultant for all radiological and nuclear matters, including radiological terrorism and how to survive a nuclear bomb, and has consulted for the NYPD Counterterrorism division, NYC Department of Health, NASA Lewis Research Center, Honeywell, the International Atomic Energy Agency, Panama Canal, the Canadian Army, Constellation Energy group and more. He’s worked as a professor and has written over 200 peer-reviewed articles, several books and over 100 technical papers on the subject.

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