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Document ID (ISN)109387
CIS number 09-434
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Choi J.W., Kim M.J., Lee J.Y.
Title Alleviation of heat strain by cooling different body areas during red pepper harvest work at WBGT 33░C
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.46, No.6, p.620-628. Illus. 32 ref.
Internet access http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_46_6_620.pdf [in English]
Abstract The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of various types of personal cooling equipment (PCE) on the alleviation of heat strain during red pepper harvest simulated in a climatic chamber. Twelve subjects worked in a climatic chamber with a WBGT of 33░C, simulating the conditions for harvesting red pepper. Eight PCE conditions were tested involving various combinations of cooling scarves, vests and hats. It was found that a vest with a cooling area of only 3.3% body surface area was effective in alleviating heat strain in a simulated harvest work. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; heat load; body temperature restoration; outdoor work
Descriptors (secondary) Korea, Republic of; harvesting; agriculture; climate chamber studies; WBGT index
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan; Korea, Republic of
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Occupational physiology
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing