Accession Number:

ADA200240

Title:

Radiation: Behavioral Implications in Space

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Since future space missions are likely to be beyond Earths protective atmosphere, a potentially significant hazard is radiation. The following behavioral situations are addressed in this paper 1 space radiations are more effective at disrupting behavior 2 task demands can aggravate the radiation-disruption 3 efforts to mitigate disruption with drugs or shielding are not satisfactory and the drugs can be behaviorally toxic and 4 space and radiation-induced emesis combined may be synergistic. Thus, future space travel will be a demanding, exciting time for behavioral toxicologists, and while the circumstances may seem insurmountable at first, creative application of scientific expertise should illicit solutions, similar to demanding situations confronted before. Keywords Space Radiation Toxicity Behavior Performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Manned Spacecraft
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE