Not To Freak You Out Or Anything, But GMA Wants To Show You How To Radiation-Proof Your Home, Office

Look, it’s not like we’re expecting plumes of radiation here in the U.S. anytime soon. President Obama was clear on that yesterday. We don’t expect any harmful radiation. But, hey, stuff happens, right? So Good Morning America was kind enough to do a demo this morning on how to use sheets of plastic and duct tape to quickly turn your office or bedroom into a “safe room.” Feel better yet?

ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser says properly sealing yourself inside your home or office–in the event of a nuclear crisis–can reduce your exposure to just five percent of what you’d be exposed to otherwise. Nice! And best of all, the use of pre-cut plastic sheeting and duct tape procedure works for other hazards like chemical attacks. But be warned: don’t stay in your airtight “safe room” more than three hours or so, or you know, you could suffocate. But as Dr. Besser explains, “you’re not going to see radiation, so knowing how to do it, knowing how to make those seals is so important…you’ll feel secure.”

Watch it here, from ABC News:

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