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Physiology of heat stress.
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-117, 1973 Jan; :399-412
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.
Age-factors; Thermal-stress; Thermal-environment; Behavior; Cardiovascular-system; Environmental-stress; Thermoregulation; Physical-exercise; Electrolyte-balance
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition
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