The document below, Fallout Protection, describes the national civil defense program (during the 1950’s)
This program necessarily rests on judgments about what are prudent precautions in the light of our knowledge of what might happen and our evaluation of scientific facts. Judgments may differ. It is my considered judgment that this is a reasonable and prudent program-and that it is the best program we can have, measured against the other priorities of our national life.
The factual information in this booklet has been verified by independent scientific authority, and represents the best consensus of the scientific community that we can establish.Fallout Protection