Chernobyl Liquidators' Health
as a Psycho-Social Trauma

5. “Post-zone” psychological and social harmful factors and their possible effect upon the liquidators

       Many indications of the crucial, or at least important, impact of post-zone factors upon the liquidators' health have already been pointed out in the previous chapters. Indeed, the present health state of Chernobyl liquidators cannot be understood (and, thus, improved) without knowledge of not only their Chernobyl zone realities but also the essential circumstances of their present, post-zone life. The task of this chapter is to list the most essential of such circumstances, to try to assess what impact they could inflict upon the liquidators' health, and to briefly compare the findings of this study with other relevant cases.

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