How blast injuries cause trauma
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                        How blast injuries cause trauma
Source: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute's Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation Course on CD-ROM (1999)

  • Physical injuries due to flying or collapsing buildings/debris: missile injury, crush injury
  • Direct blast overpressure injuries
    • Injury to ear drum: 5 psi
    • Injury to lung: 15 psi
    • Injury fatal (LD50): 50 psi
  • Indirect blast wind-related injury