|Document ID (ISN)||104225|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Marszałek A., Smolander J., Sołtyński K.
||Age-related thermal strain in men while wearing radiation protective clothing during short-term exercise in the heat
||2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.361-367. Illus. 26 ref.
||The aim of this study was to compare heat strain among different age groups of men wearing protective clothing during short-term physical work. Eight young (20-29 years), six middle-aged (41-55 years) and eight older (58-65 years) men exercised for 30 min on a cycle ergometer in two hot environments with a similar WBGT, once with minimal clothing without infrared radiation (E1), and once while wearing aluminized protective clothing under infrared radiation (E2). All subjects had sedentary jobs, but only the older subjects were physically active in their leisure-time. Body temperatures, heart rate, sweat rate and subjective feelings were determined during the tests. Higher thermal strain was observed in E2 than in E1. No age-related differences in thermal strain were observed in either experiment indicating that active older men can tolerate short work periods with protective clothing in the heat as well as younger sedentary men.
||heat load; heat protective clothing; radiant heat; hot workplaces; infrared radiation; age-linked differences
||body temperature; physical fitness; heat stress assessment; thermal comfort; pulse rate; sweat rate
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; Poland|
Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
Heat and cold