Living underwater comes with several risks
June 16 , 2014
Six people, including, Jacques Cousteau's grandson, Fabien Coustea, are living in an undersea research lab for 31 days and have reportedly faced a number of health risks.
Popular Science notes that the researchers living in small living spaces struggle with various kinds of skin conditions such as acne to diaper rashes. Moreover, aquanauts also tend to lose sense of taste at times. "Unfortunately for me as a French person, the food ... will be simulated," Cousteau said.
The good thing is that exhaustion makes aquanauts sleep peacefully and it is interesting to note that there may also be changes in the pitch of their voices while they are underwater.