In the event of a nuclear emergency, the authorities' main and obvious focus will be to protect the population against any exposure or contamination as a result of radioactive release.

Another of the government's priorities is to familiarise the population with ways to protect themselves from the dangers of radiation and how to behave during a nuclear emergency.

The management of a nuclear crisis involves the entire population. Awareness of the actions and conduct to adopt as well as of the protective measures taken by the authorities will make the crisis easier to manage.

The golden rule for radiation protection

The effects of radiation decrease with :

DISTANCE : by moving away from the radiation source ;

SHELTER : by protecting yourself with a protective screen against radiation;

TIME : by reducing, if applicable, exposure time to radiation.

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