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Comparative Benchmark Dose Modeling as a Tool to Make the First Estimate of Safe Human Exposure Levels to Lunar Dust
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Author and Affiliation:
James, John T.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States);
Lam, Chiu-wing(Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group, Houston, TX, United States);
Scully, Robert R.(Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group, Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: Brief exposures of Apollo Astronauts to lunar dust occasionally elicited upper respiratory irritation; however, no limits were ever set for prolonged exposure ot lunar dust. Habitats for exploration, whether mobile of fixed must be designed to limit human exposure to lunar dust to safe levels. We have used a new technique we call Comparative Benchmark Dose Modeling to estimate safe exposure limits for lunar dust collected during the Apollo 14 mission.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2013
Document ID:
20130012803
(Acquired Apr 22, 2013)
Subject Category: AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Report/Patent Number: JSC-CN-28575
Document Type: Technical Report
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 2p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: DOSAGE; LUNAR DUST; SPACE HABITATS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; SELENOLOGY; SPACE ENVIRONMENT SIMULATION; AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS
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