Biases in perception and reporting following a perceived toxic exposure.

@article{LeesHaley1992BiasesIP,
  title={Biases in perception and reporting following a perceived toxic exposure.},
  author={Paul R. Lees-Haley and Randall S. Brown},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  year={1992},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={531-44}
}
Reactions to chemical exposures often include fears of future illness, cancerphobia, reports of multiple chemical sensitivity, and other ill-defined complaints. Frequently, these complaints occur at levels of exposure not known to cause physiological harm. Although frequently dismissed as hysterical or hypochondriacal reactions, these complaints, along with other indefinite symptoms, may be better understood in terms of biases in perception and reporting. In this paper, we outline various… CONTINUE READING