Author:Gerald DiCunzolo
Course:EEE 460
Date:Spring 2002

NUCLEAR EXPLOSION EFFECTS

ON THE HUMAN BODY

by Gerald DiCunzolo


A nuclear explosion is a very violent and powerful event.  It can have devastating effects on the human body.  This can come in the form of a radiation sickness from a large dose given off by the blast.  It can also be in the form of burns caused by the thermal portion of the explosion.  Due to the large nature of the topic these will be the two effect discussed here.

 

Radiation Effects

Thermal Effects