|Document ID (ISN)||76124|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Marszalek A., Smolander J., Sołtyński K., Sobolewski A.
||Physiological strain of wearing aluminized protective clothing at rest in young, middle-aged and older men
||29 Nov. 1999, Vol.25, No.2, p.195-202. Illus. 29 ref.
||The aim of this study was to assess the thermal strain of wearing radiation protective clothing as a function of age. The subjects were 24 healthy men similar in daily physical activity, body size and subcutaneous fat thickness, divided into three groups: young, middle-aged and older. Subjects rested in a sitting position for 60min in a climatic chamber in two experiments with WBGT of around 29░C that represented a low stress (LS, low radiant heat and little clothing) and high stress (HS, high radiant heat and aluminized protective clothing). The findings indicate that heat stress conditions did not cause marked heat strain, which seemed to be within acceptable limits for all age groups. Healthy older men were able to tolerate the heat stress tests as well as young and middle-aged men. However, ratings of thirst in the oldest group may indicate a greater risk for dehydration.
||heat protective clothing; heat stress assessment; hot workplaces; age-linked differences
||subjective assessment; body-core temperature; heat load; dehydration; sweat rate; radiant heat; pulse rate; blood pressure; human experiments; metallized fabrics; WBGT index
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; Poland|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold