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Document ID (ISN)31576
CIS number 79-1016
ISSN - Serial title 0099-0027 - Professional Safety
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Coble D.F.
Title The effects of cold: Frostbite and hypothermia.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1979, Vol.24, No.2, p.15-18. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Literature survey. The main factors causing frostbite and hypothermia are humidity, high winds, contact with wetness (most serious) or metal, inadequate clothing, age and general health. Symptoms of overexposure and effects on the body are listed. Methods of prevention, the formula for calculating the amount of insulating clothing required at any temperature and the recommended clothing are described. Air temperature, wind velocity and metabolism are the data needed to evaluate exposure time limits and clothing needed under given conditions. The metabolic rates at different activity levels are tabulated.
Descriptors (primary) winter; cold stress; cold workplaces; protection against cold; frostbite
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; cold; insulating clothing
Document type -
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Natural phenomena