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Document ID (ISN)70024
CIS number 97-2076
ISSN - Serial title 1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pórszász J., et al.
Title Physiological limits of exercise in full-body protective clothing
Bibliographic information 1997, Vol.3, No.3, p.242-257. Illus. 36 ref.
Abstract Physiological changes during physical exertion in three types of full-body protective clothing with different weight and heat insulation characteristics were investigated. Physiological parameters were measured during physical exercise tests. Results indicated that use of this clothing can lead to extreme physiological strain during exercise. Limitations on exercise were imposed by the extra weight of the clothing and by heat strain caused by impeded heat dissipation mechanisms. The level, type and duration of work carried out by an individual should be closely regulated while working in full-body protective clothing under extreme conditions.
Descriptors (primary) work capacity; protective clothing
Descriptors (secondary) body temperature; heat load; assessment of physical capacity; pulmonary ventilation; exercise tests; pulse rate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceHungary
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing