Skin in aviation and space environment

Sanjiv Grover
2011 Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology  
The aerospace environment is a dynamic interaction between man, machine and the environment. Skin diseases are not particularly significant aeromedically, yet they could permanently affect an aviator's status for continued flying duty. A number of dermatological conditions lend themselves to flying restrictions for the aviator. Aircrew and ground crew are exposed to a myriad of elements that could also adversely impact their flying status. Inflight stresses during flights as well as space
more » ... well as space travel could impact certain behaviors from a dermatological standpoint. With the advent of space tourism, dermatological issues would form an integral part of medical clearances. With limited literature available on this subject, the review article aims to sensitize the readers to the diverse interactions of dermatology with the aerospace environment.
doi:10.4103/0378-6323.82387 pmid:21727688 fatcat:e6xqpupt2vabtfb5ll4p2ulyma