Psychological effects of nuclear and radiological warfare.

  title={Psychological effects of nuclear and radiological warfare.},
  author={Charles A. Salter},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={166 12 Suppl},
Not since 1945 has the world experienced nuclear warfare, although there has been the threat of nuclear terrorism and a large number of nuclear/radiological accidents. Most people fear a nuclear/radiological threat even more than a conventional explosion due both to their inability to perceive the presence of radiation with the ordinary human senses and to concerns about perceived long-lasting radiation effects. Studies of radiological accidents have found that for every actually contaminated… CONTINUE READING