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Document ID (ISN)42854
CIS number 84-1887
ISSN - Serial title Prévention
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dupont D.
Title Another burning subject: heat stress
Original title Un autre sujet brûlant: la contrainte thermique [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1983, No.4, p.26-29,31. Illus.
Abstract A survey of heat stress, covering: types of heat (radiation, convection, conduction); the role of humidity; heat regulation of the human body; symptoms of overexposure to heat (heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration, salt depletion, skin problems); protection against excessive heat (water and salt intake, acclimatisation, protective clothing, periods of rest, medical supervision, proper information of workers). A Portuguese-language translation of this article was published under the title "Sobrecarga térmica" in Prevenção no trabalho, Feb.-Mar. 1984, No.74, p.7-10.
Descriptors (primary) heat stress disease; hot workplaces; protection against heat; heat load
Descriptors (secondary) humidity; electrolyte requirements; regulation of body temperature; heat acclimatization; dehydration; radiant heat; heat stroke; heat protective clothing; compensation of water losses; convection heat; heat exhaustion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold