Gap Dust-101: We need to determine if there are significant differences in the acute and chronic toxicity of dusts from different exploration targets, and whether existing permissible exposure limits can be applied or if new PELs are needed.
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:31 PM (Central)
Responsible Element: Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC)
Status: Open
Description
State of knowledge: The Lunar Dust PEL may not be broadly applicable to dusts/surface materials at other exploration targets. Once these targets are identified and exposure conditions are understood, a risk assessment will be required to assess if/how inherent toxicity/exposure conditions necessitate a different PEL.

Research Approach: No new work at present, given lack of samples.
Target for Closure
Determination if dust permissible exposure limits can be used for individual exploration targets. The development of new mission specific permissible exposure limits if needed. 
Mappings
Risk Risk of Adverse Health and Performance Effects of Celestial Dust Exposure
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