Would’ve family nuclear shelters from the 1950s actually done any good in a nuclear attack?
I’m doing a project over Nuclear Fallout Shelters in the 1950s. If anyone knows anything about how well they would have protected anyone, please tell me. Some random facts could be useful. Thanks
I agree with Mike on one aspect–they would work only if you were outside the impact zone. However there were some fallout shelter that theoretically would’ve worked. From what I heard–my dad had one of these in the backyard of his childhood home–the walls had a layer of lead in the center that supposedly would’ve been enough to block radiation. My dentist does the same thing when she gives my teeth an x-ray. Both her and I wear lead aprons to protect everything else from unnecessary radiation. I suppose the effectiveness of the lead in a fallout shelter would be determined by how close it was to the bomb, so maybe it wouldn’t have worked in all situations. But still, some effectiveness is better than none…
Hope this helps!
EDIT: I’m pretty sure radiation can make it through concrete…
on: 5th May 09