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Toxicity of Lunar dust

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07/14/2012 11:49 AM
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Toxicity of Lunar dust
Even though lunar explorers would be wearing protective gear, suit-bound dust can easily make its way back into living and working areas as Apollo astronauts quickly discovered. Once inside the lungs the super-fine, sharp-edged lunar dust could cause a slew of health issues, affecting the respiratory and cardiovascular system and causing anything from airway inflammation to increased risks of various cancers

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07/14/2012 01:28 PM
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Re: Toxicity of Lunar dust
luckily this highly toxic dust only began accumulating on the moon AFTER the moon landings. Which explains why the astronauts who went there suffer none of the expected ailments.