Dread Risk

An uncontrollable and inequitable risk which may have catastrophic consequences—e.g., nuclear reactor meltdown, HIV infection from transfusion, a flock of birds causing a plane crash
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Activities in which deaths pile up more slowly but inexorably, such as driving an automobile, don't fuel dread risk, he says.
residents' responses to the dread risk associated with flying backfired, the German researcher concludes in an upcoming Psychological Science.