Provocative 'Good News about Nuclear Destruction' Billboard Campaign

Jul 17, 2014, 10:25 ET from Physicians for Civil Defense

TUCSON, Ariz., Jul 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Worldwide chaos and nuclear proliferation are bad news. The good news is that many people could survive a nuclear disaster unharmed if they know what to do.

The bad news is rockets raining on Israel. The good news is that the Iron Dome stops most of them, and there are shelters for the people. The U.S. has neither. And most Americans have no knowledge about how to protect themselves. But they can easily learn.

Since early July, the first billboard in the Physicians for Civil Defense campaign went up at 3rd East and 4th South in Salt Lake City, Utah. It advertises a link to a website,, which explains why many people erroneously think a nuclear disaster would be unsurvivable. It then tells what you can do, and why.

The advice has been proven to work, at Nagasaki and in the 2013 meteor air burst in Chelyabinsk, Russia. If you see a flash, drop to the ground ("duck") and cover.

Something not to do is to try to evacuate without knowing the path of fallout. Instead, find or improvise the best available shelter.

Although it is the responsibility of government to provide civil defense training, it has not done so, and citizens must not wait to learn how to protect themselves and their families on their own.

"The public urgently needs to be told about nuclear effects and these proven protective actions," states Physicians for Civil Defense president Jane M. Orient, M.D. "They are easy to learn and grasp and could save many from needlessly perishing in a future nuclear disaster."

Physicians for Civil Defense invites inquiries about sites for "Good News" billboards in their own community.

Physicians for Civil Defense distributes information to help to save lives in the event of disaster.

Contact: Jane M. Orient, M.D., (520) 323-3110, or Steve Jones, Special Projects Director, (801) 414-8138,

SOURCE Physicians for Civil Defense