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Koichi Tanigawa: A passionate voice in radiation disaster medicine via The Lancet

[…] Tanigawa became a fierce critic of the arrangements made to evacuate older patients from the area, many of whom died—not from radiation, which was insufficient to do much harm, but from the trauma of the evacuation itself. He acknowledges … Continue reading

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Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents, studies find via Reuters UK

People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists said on Friday. Factors such as having to evacuate homes or … Continue reading

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