Series editor(s): Professor Ted I. K. Youn.
Subject Area: Sociology and Public Policy
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|Title:||Fear of Cancer in a Rural Appalachian Community Following Notification of an Environmental Hazard|
|Author(s):||Janice L. Hastrup, Sherilyn N. Thomas, Michael R. Edelstein|
|Volume:||14 Editor(s): Michael R. Edelstein, Maria Tysiachniouk, Lyudmila V. Smirnova ISBN: 978-0-7623-1371-6 eISBN: 978-1-84950-460-7|
|Citation:||Janice L. Hastrup, Sherilyn N. Thomas, Michael R. Edelstein (2007), Fear of Cancer in a Rural Appalachian Community Following Notification of an Environmental Hazard, in Michael R. Edelstein, Maria Tysiachniouk, Lyudmila V. Smirnova (ed.) Cultures of Contamination (Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, Volume 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.93-115|
|DOI:||10.1016/S0196-1152(06)14005-3 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
In this chapter we explore some of the intriguing questions raised by contaminated communities. Is there a connection between exposure to environmental hazards and psychological distress? If yes, how best can it be measured? What kinds of psychological problems are aggravated by this kind of life stress? How do we know that victims are truly experiencing increased problems such as anxiety, depression and fears about their health?
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