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Title: The influence of the passive evaporative cooling vest on a chemical industry workers and physiological strain level in hot conditions
Authors: Karkalic R.
Jovanovic D.
Radakovic R.
Rajic D.
Petrovic B.
Ivankovic N.
Senić Ž.
Journal: Hemijska Industrija
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Abstract: © 2015, Association of Chemists and Chemical Engineers of Serbia. All rights reserved. The present study was conducted in order to evaluate efficiency of a personal body cooling system based on passive evaporative technologies and its effects on test subjects and their psycho-physiological suitability during exertional heat stress in hot environment. Performed results are based on conducted tests in climatic chamber in the Military Medical Academy Institute of Hygiene in Belgrade. Ten male test subjects were subjected to exertional heat stress test consisted of walking on motorized treadmill at a speed of 5 km/h in hot environment. Tests were performed with and without cooling system. As a physiological strain indicator the following parameters have been determined: mean skin temperature, tympanic temperature, heart rate and sweat rate. Results confirmed that cooling vest worn over the clothes was able to attenuate the physiological strain levels during exercise, when compared to identical exposure without the cooling system.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.2298/HEMIND140705079K
ISSN: 0367598X
SCOPUS: 84953293337
Appears in Collections:University Library, Kragujevac
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