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Document ID (ISN)66908
CIS number 96-1111
ISSN - Serial title 0723-7561 - Die BG
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pause B.
Title Thermal comfort of throw-away protective clothing
Original title Thermophysiologischer Tragekomfort von Einwegschutzkleidung [in German]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1995, No.4, p.178-182. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract Forty fabrics used for protective clothing were tested for permeability to water vapour, water vapour uptake, water uptake, heat storage and heat insulation. The fabrics were made of coated or uncoated polyethylene or polypropylene. Measurements were made of the heart rate, skin temperature and sweat rate of volunteers wearing 17 different kinds of throw-away overalls made of synthetic fabrics and two different kinds of cotton fabrics. The climatic conditions and workloads were determined in a questionnaire survey. Activities such as asbestos removal, waste site cleanup, varnishing of vehicles and pesticide application were included in the survey. The thermal comfort of throw-away protective overalls made of synthetic fibres was found to be much lower than that of cotton clothing. Longer periods of wear may lead to excessive increases of body temperature and heart rate.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; polyethylene; polypropylene; fabrics for protective clothing; thermal comfort; overalls; cotton
Descriptors (secondary) chemical industry; comparative study; asbestos; skin temperature; sweat secretion during effort; sweat rate; paint spraying; construction work; crop protection; pulse rate; questionnaire survey; construction industry; work clothing; experimental determination; waste site cleanup
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing