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Physiology of Heat Stress.

Authors
Minard-D
Source
NIOSH 1973:399-412
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00074582
Abstract
Review of the physiology of heat stress, with emphasis on industrial heat exposure. Topics include: thermal homeostasis, normal range of body temperature, body shell, heat production at rest and during work, heat loss, hypothalamic regulation of body temperature, subjective and behavioral responses to heat stress, heat strain, sweat rate, sweat evaporation, circulatory strain, heart rate, core temperature, heat tolerance, heat acclimatization, surface area to weight ratio, age, degenerative diseases, water balance, salt balance, alcoholic habits, physical fitness, examination of workers, and heat illnesses.
Keywords
Age-factors; Thermal-stress; Thermal-environment; Behavior; Cardiovascular-system; Environmental-stress; Thermoregulation; Physical-exercise; Electrolyte-balance;
Publication Date
19730101
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Source Name
The Industrial Environment - Its Evaluation and Control, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Chapter 30
State
OH;
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