The dangers of radiophobia
ABSTRACT Deep fear of nuclear radiation is widespread, yet research on radiation’s biological effects finds that the level of alarm far exceeds the actual danger. This “radiophobia” has roots in the… Expand
Chornobyl exclusion zone: current status and challenges.
- Annals of the ICRP
Comparisons of the large nuclear accidents that occurred at the nuclear power plants in Chornobyl and Fukushima usually focus on the emission of radionuclides, the contamination area, doses to the… Expand
Nuclear Power Risk Perception in Serbia: Fear of Exposure to Radiation vs. Social Benefits
Nuclear power remains one of the most accessible choices in addressing environmental and social concerns due to the continuously increasing energy needs around the world. While it remains an… Expand
‘J’accuse.!’: the continuous failure to address radiophobia and placing radiation in perspective
- Physics, Medicine
- Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
The radiation protection community must get better at placing its research within the appropriate perspective and context, something that is far too rarely the case in discussions on radiation matters outside of the scientific community. Expand
A Simple Survey of the Preparation Situation for Resident's Evacuation in Japanese Prefectures After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident
- Business, Medicine
- Frontiers in Public Health
The transition of Japan's nuclear disaster response system before and after the FDNPP accident is outlined and the results of a questionnaire survey on the level of preparation the prefecture currently has for the evacuation of residents at the time of a nuclear disaster are shown. Expand
Gene expression-based biodosimetry for radiological incidents: assessment of dose and time after radiation exposure
- International journal of radiation biology
Test the applicability of a gene expression signature for the prediction of exposure dose as well as the time elapsed since irradiation and compared different methodologies for RNA extraction available on the market and suggested the one most suitable for emergency situation. Expand
Death of the sole doctor at Takano Hospital 6 years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis-who is responsible for health care delivery in the Fukushima disaster zone?
- QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
Death of the sole doctor at Takano Hospital 6 years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis—who is responsible for health care delivery in the Fukushima disaster zone? A. Ozaki, Y. Shimada, K. Yamamoto,… Expand
Involuntary disaster relocation and its impact on children: a case study in Galle, Sri Lanka
Abstract The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami prompted a relocation process of an unprecedented scale in Sri Lanka, relocating thousands beyond the government imposed coastal buffer zone. Amidst the… Expand
SAFE SPACE EVENTS PRECEDING NUCLEAR SECTOR. TRANSBOUNDARY IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES: POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE VISEGRAD COUNTRIES AND UKRAINE
- Political Science
After they have been provided with a party to proceedings status in Trans boundary Impact Assessment (TIA) procedures, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and to some extent also relevant… Expand
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Subjective health legacy of the Chornobyl accident: a comparative study of 19-year olds in Kyiv
- BMC public health
The more negative self-evaluations of the evacuees were linked to a number of risk factors, including multiple hospitalizations, health risk perceptions, and epidemiologic risk factors. Expand
Exposure to hurricane-related stressors and mental illness after Hurricane Katrina.
- Archives of general psychiatry
The high prevalence of DSM-IV anxiety-mood disorders, the strong associations of hurricane-related stressors with these outcomes, and the independence of sociodemographics from stressors argue that the practical problems associated with ongoing stressors are widespread and must be addressed to reduce the prevalence of mental disorders in this population. Expand
Suicide risk among Chernobyl cleanup workers in Estonia still increased: an updated cohort study.
- Annals of epidemiology
During the 17 years after the accident, suicide risk in the cohort was greater than in the general male population and provides concrete evidence that psychological consequences represent the largest public health problem caused by the accident to date. Expand
Long-term mental health effects of the Chernobyl disaster: an epidemiologic survey in two former Soviet regions.
- The American journal of psychiatry
A substantial long-term mental health effect of the Chernobyl incident was demonstrated, mainly at a subclinical level. Expand