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Document ID (ISN)64204
CIS number 95-722
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Payne W.R., Portier B., Fairweather I., Zhou S., Snow R.
Title Thermoregulatory response to wearing encapsulated protective clothing during simulated work in various thermal environments
Bibliographic information June 1994, Vol.55, No.6, p.529-536. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract This investigation assessed the thermoregulatory impact of performing simulated tasks normally encountered during chemical accident clean-up while wearing chemical protection clothing under various representative thermal loads. Three different types of suits were compared under three different temperatures. Non significant differences were observed for both the average heart rate and sweat rate. Significant differences were found for mean skin temperature, mean body temperature, and temperature within the suit cavity. Suit type did not significantly affect rectal temperature, which also failed to exceed the American Council of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' standard of 38.0░C.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; chemical protective clothing; thermal comfort; regulation of body temperature; heat load; protective clothing
Descriptors (secondary) body-core temperature
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Heat and cold