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Humanitarian impacts and risks of use of nuclear weapons

Humanitarian impacts and risks of use of nuclear weapons

Effects of Nuclear Weapons The nuclear explosion causes significant destruction in seconds or minutes due to the blast, the heat radiation, and the rapid ionising radiation. Damage is done over a much extended period due to the delayed impacts, such as radioactive fallout and other environmental repercussions. This might take anywhere from hours to years. How significant is the effect that a nuclear weapon has? A single nuclear weapon has the potential to obliterate a city and wipe out the majority of its inhabitants. Multiple nuclear blasts over contemporary urban areas would result in the deaths of tens of millions…
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