If you’re anything like me, you’ve logged over 200 hours in Bethesda Game Studios’ newest title, Fallout 4, and asked yourself, “How much armor can I realistically put on my dog?” Okay, maybe you’re not like me.
Maybe just a bit too coincidental. In today’s installment of Fall(out) Guy, we meet health physicist Phil Broughton. Stay tuned as he schools our hapless hero in the knowledge of DEADLY RADIATION. (His words, not mine!)
“You can get fallout from any light particulate floating through the air. Volcanic ash, fuel smoke coming up the stack from cargo ships, forest fires. If you’ve ever parked a car near Port Elizabeth and had to clear grime off it after parking overnight, congratulations, you’ve encountered fallout.”
I make jokes about bikini snow, but it’s important to realize that stuff didn’t just fall on an empty desert. The human and environmental toll taken by the testing of atomic weapons in the pacific is a topic that will be covered soon in the series with Dr. Kathryn Higley.