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Document ID (ISN)67133
CIS number 96-1460
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Beaird J.S., Bauman T.R., Leeper J.D.
Title Oral and tympanic temperatures as heat strain indicators for workers wearing chemical protective clothing
Bibliographic information Apr. 1996, Vol.57, No.4, p.344-347. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract Oral, tympanic and rectal temperatures along with heart rate and mean skin temperature were recorded for 20 subjects walking on a treadmill while wearing chemical protective clothing. No significant differences were observed between oral temperature change and rectal temperature change at the 20-, 30-, 40- and 60-minute intervals, but a significant difference was noted at the 50-minute and final readings. No significant differences were observed between tympanic and rectal temperatures at any interval or the final reading. Results indicate that tympanic temperature has potential as a heat strain indicator for workers wearing chemical protective clothing, but oral temperature does not.
Descriptors (primary) chemical protective clothing; heat stress assessment; body temperature
Descriptors (secondary) exercise tests; body-core temperature
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing