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Radiation casualties in a nuclear war

Calculations of the effects of nuclear explosions over London suggest that the proportion and absolute number of radiation fatalities are higher than previously estimated. They are sensitive to the value of LD50 assumed for people, but the number of total casualties, deaths plus injuries, is practically independent of the LD50.

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Lindop, P., Rotblat, J. & Webber, P. Radiation casualties in a nuclear war. Nature 313, 345–346 (1985).

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