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Nuclear Disasters: Chernobyl

Select a historical chemical/radiological disaster in the last century and discuss the mental health impacts of the event. Please cite your sources.

What are some public health tools that could be used to deal with the immediate and long-term effects on mental health?

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Select a historical chemical/radiological disaster in the last century and discuss the mental health impacts of the event. Please cite your sources.
What are some public health tools that could be used to deal with the immediate and long-term effects on mental health?

The Chernobyl disaster happen in 1986 was a result of a "flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel" and resulting in an explosion that released at least 5% of radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere. The Chernobyl accident killed about 30 operators and firemen within three months and several deaths later. The Chernobyl accident caused the release of the largest radioactive material into the environment ever ...

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Radiation disaster poses a serious threat to the population. The health consequences of such a disaster can be devastating. The disaster can both cause physical and mental conditions. Some of the physical conditions that a radiation disaster can cause are cancer, thyroid enlargement, and many more. The mental conditions include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, medically somatic symptoms, and stigma. There needs to be a more trained mental specialist to deal with the aftermath of this horrible disaster.

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