Human Effects

A movie showing the effects of a nuclear explosion.

One of the serious consequences of the thermal radiation from a nuclear explosion are flash burns resulting from the absorption of radiant energy by the skin of exposed individuals.

A distinctive feature of flash burns is their sharp limitations to exposed areas of the skin facing toward the center of the explosion.

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