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  • Overview of lunar dust toxicity risk. NPJ microgravity Pohlen, M., Carroll, D., Prisk, G. K., Sawyer, A. J. 2022; 8 (1): 55


    Lunar dust (LD), the component of lunar regolith with particle sizes less than 20mum, covers the surface of the Moon. Due to its fineness, jagged edges, and electrostatic charge, LD adheres to and coats almost any surface it contacts. As a result, LD poses known risks to the proper functioning of electronic and mechanical equipment on the lunar surface. However, its mechanical irritancy and chemical reactivity may also pose serious health risks to humans by a number of mechanisms. While Apollo astronauts reported mild short-lived respiratory symptoms, the spectrum of health effects associated with high-dose acute exposure or chronic low-dose exposure are not yet well-understood. This paper explores known and potential human risks of exposure to LD which are thought to be important in planning upcoming lunar missions and planetary surface work.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/s41526-022-00244-1

    View details for PubMedID 36460679

  • Just-in-time Training with Remote Guidance for Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Intervention AEROSPACE MEDICINE AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Lerner, D. J., Pohlen, M. S., Apland, R. C., Parivash, S. N. 2022; 93 (12): 882-886