Chernobyl's evacuation produced epidemics of physical and psychological disturbances, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicides, caused not by radiation but by radiophobia
Heroes with a Half Life: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and American Repression of Radiophobia
These answers speak of associative link between ionizing radiation and the carcinogenesis process and are an evidence of pronounced radiophobia
In 1992 the nuclear industry celebrated its 50th anniversary with a report saying that six years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster there was no evidence of long term effects apart from radiophobia
, a psychological fear of radiation.
We should revise our radiophobia
and again enjoy radioactive spas and sunshine.
For the hundreds of patients with thyroid cancer, the combination of world-class health care and a refuge from the psychic weight of radiophobia
has led to dramatic recovery rates.