Nuclear: Do's & Dont's


  • Go indoors. Stay inside.
  • Switch on the radio/television and look out for public announcements from your local authority.
  • Close doors/windows.
  • Cover all food, water and consume only such covered items.
  • If in the open, cover your face and body with a wet handkerchief, towel, dhoti or sari. Return home, change/remove clothes. Have a complete wash and use fresh clothing.
  • Extend full cooperation to local authorities and obey their instructions completely -- be it for taking medication, evacuation, etc.
  • You must be aware of nuclear radiation hazard. Discuss on Nuclear radiation safety among children and family members, to reduce their fear of radiation.


  • Do not panic.
  • Do not believe in rumours passed on by word of mouth from one person to another.
  • Do not stay outside/or go outside.
  • As far as possible, AVOID water from open wells/ponds; exposed crops and vegetables; food, water or milk from outside.
  • Do not disobey any instruction of the district or civil defence authorities who would be doing their best to ensure the safety of you, your family and your property.