Do’s and don’ts in case of nuclear war?
America said that if a nuclear bomb detonates, clouds of radioactive dust fill the air. So make sure you take a bath as soon as possible. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that as soon as possible after a nuclear bomb explosion, do not take a shower, put on dirty clothes or change them immediately.
Why not apply conditioner to hair in case of nuclear war?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that shampoo should be used while you shower because it draws out oil and dirt from your hair, which is how shampoo is designed. When you wash your hair with shampoo, it takes away any dirty particles. Conditioners also contain surfactants (which attract water on one end and oil on the other), but they have different properties.
Shampoo Can Save Your Life But Conditioner Can Be Deadly
The US CDC said, “A shampoo can save your life, but a conditioner can be fatal.” According to the advisory, avoid using conditioner to avoid excessive radiation in the hair. The conditioner can act like a glue between your hair and the radioactive material.
After all, what happens in hair conditioner?
The US CDC stated, most conditioners contain “cationic” surfactants, which are positively charged. Since hair tissue is negatively charged, they are both attracted to each other and act as glue for radioactive dust. These radioactive particles can cause cell damage and may even prove fatal.
What to do if exposed to a nuclear explosion?
The US said, if someone has been exposed to a nuclear explosion, they should hide inside a brick or concrete building to avoid radiation. The US has also advised people to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth.